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MS. Heb. e. 56

Physical Description

Ff. 60 (=53).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Wertheimer, 1895 (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. 2808.

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MS. Heb. e. 56/1

Contents

Fol. 1
כתאב אלשטרות, formulae of legal documents, by Hai Gaon ben Sherira Gaon

beg. with כתובת אשה to גט מיאון, incomplete and injured. There are no dates or names of persons.

Copyist or owner (fol. 1) יצחק בר שמואל החבר נֿעֿ.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Origin: Owner or scribe: Isaac b. Samuel.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Wertheimer, 1895 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 56/2

Contents

Fol. 33 to fol. 39, see No. 2801, d.

MS. Heb. e. 56/3

Contents

Fol. 40
Magic; book of Enoch
Language(s): Hebrew
a. (fol. 40)
fragment of a magical work on angels
b. (fol. 41)
headed זה ספר לחנוך בן ירד

incomplete.

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Wertheimer, 1895 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 56/4

Contents

Fol. 42
קינות

some א̇ב̇, beg. missing, obliterated;

fol. 46 is headed יוצר דצומא זעירא, beg. אֿיכה אופלת ציון;

fol. 47 אאביך (Zunz, p. 46, 17), headed י̇ח̇ דר̇ אלעזר.

Fol. 52 is blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; squ. 12mo, paper, much stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Wertheimer, 1895 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 56/5

Contents

Fol. 53
Fragment of an Arabic translation of Esther, with commentary

chapter ii, beg. with Mordecai’s genealogy; chap. iii (fol. 59b) begins אחר. ובעד הד̇ה אלאמור עט̇ם אחשורש אלמלך המן ... ושרפה וגעל מרתבתה פוק גמיע רויסאיה. וכל. וגמיע קואדה אלדין בבאבה יגתון ויסגדון להמן לאן כדי אמרהם לה אלמלך ומרדכי לא יגתו ולא יסגד.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. curs. char.; 8vo, vellum, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Wertheimer, 1895 (from the Genizah).

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