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MS. Heb. e. 23

Physical Description

Ff. 26.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. ii, by Adolf Neubauer and Arthur Ernest Cowley, Oxford 1906, No. 2682.

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MS. Heb. e. 23/1

Contents

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
a. Fol. 1b
Casuistical treatise by Haya Gaon

headed בשמ̇ רחמ̇ פירוש רבינו האיי זז̇ל̇, beg. כיצד סדר תפירה מתחיל בין שמע לוהיה אם שמוע, incomplete.

b.
Responsa on the י̇ט̇ שני
α.

(fol. 3) beg. missing, end יום הכיפורים אלא יום אחד בלבד ולא דאמי לימים טובים;

β.

(fol. 4b) headed ולה איצ̇א ז̇ל̇ פי טי כתאב לר̇ אלחנן נ̇ע̇, in Arabic, beg. ואלמסלה אלתי תלת דלך פי כתאבך ען שני ימים טובים;

γ.

(fol. 6b) headed בשמ̇ רחמ̇ תשובה לבנו יוסף הרב הגדול זכ̇ לב̇, beg. ולגבי שני ימים טובים אנו אומרים שתנאי היה ברוך עליהן.

Physical Description

Old Syr. curs. char.; 8vo, yellow paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 23/2

Contents

Fol. 8
From Qirqisani's כתאב אלאנואר.

The end of the thirtieth chapter; the thirty-first, and the greater part of the thirty-second chapter of a Karaitic (?) ritual treatise in Arabic.

Chap. xxx ends נרגע אלאן אלי אסתתמאם אלקול פי אלצרעת; the following words occur in it: וקד ואפקה בנימין פי דלך וזעם.

Chap. xxxi begins פי אלתיאב ואלגלוד ק̇ והבגד כי יהיה בו.

Chap. xxxii begins פי טהר אלמצורע קד כנא קלנא אן לפט̇ה טהרה פי אלכתא̇.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Kar. char.; 4to, paper, partly obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 23/3

Contents

Fol. 10
Fragment of a treatise on גט, in Arabic

Fol. 11 (which seems to belong to the treatise, although the writing is more spaced than on fol. 10) begins with the thirty-fourth chapter, beg. אלקול פי טלאק אלמסכת פנקול אן אלמסכת אלדי לא יקדר עלי אלכלאם פאשאר אלי אלשהוד אשארת; it is not by a Karaitic author, although the words עלי אלאהל אלתלמוד occur.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 8vo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 23/4

Contents

Fol. 12
Fragment of a treatise on logic and grammar (?)

a section begins צרב תאני והו אן יקול לא תאכל סמכא ותשרב לבנא פלא יכון אלגרץ̇ באלנהי ביאן קבח אלאמרין כמא דכרנא; the author considers לא (Deut. xxii. 1 and 3) equivalent to באלתקדיר כי) כי).

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; 8vo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 23/5

Contents

Fol. 14
Alfasi on מועד קטן

ii. 3 (ידוש בפירות) to ii. 4 (לצורך המועד).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; 8vo, paper, injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 23/6

Contents

Fol. 16
A fragment of responsa

end of no. 243 to beg. of no. 254; Maimonides is quoted ; no. 254 beg. עוד כתב דמותר לתת המרוב שקורין אשיטה בנקב הבוטה.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Germ. Rabb. char.; 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 23/7

Contents

Fol. 23
Fragment of a sermon (?) in Arabic

beg. תאלתה לו כאן בס בשהר מערוף ללענצרה כאן יכתב מתל אלדי כתב לגמיע אלעיאד פתובו יא אכותנא.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Old Syr. Rabb. char.; oblong, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fol. 25
Fragment of the Midrash Thanhuma or Yelamdenu

sections בא, שלח and beg. of יתרו, differing from the old editions as well as from that of S. Buber.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; 4to, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

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