A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. e. 94

Contents

Miscellaneous fragments.

Physical Description

Ff. 30.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 41-43.

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MS. Heb. e. 94/1

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Fol. 1
Num. 7,73-79.

On the margins and verso, scribbling.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 6 1/4 x 4 in., 13 lines; injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/2

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Fol. 2
Isaiah 20,3 - 22,18

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in., 20 lines; stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/3

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Fol. 3
Psalm 30.

At the end ברוך יי לעולם. Probably from a prayer book.

Verso, scribbling.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 in., 19 lines, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/4

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Fols. 4, 5
Headed תורת כהנים. Fragments of a commentary on Lev. 20,5+

The leaves are torn and only half lines remain. Beg. with a short extract from Rashi.

On fol. 5 top is an extract from ספרא (ed. Weiss, p. 91a lines 22 to 27) after which is the following

בארץ מצרים. לא ... הארץ במשקל זה ... הגדול ויש או̇ זו קו̇ ... והבאתי עליכם חר... כברית ונקם שאין ... שאין כברית כגון ... עיני צדקיהו מלך יה[ודה] ...

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, partly illegible.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/5

Contents

Fol. 6
Maimonides, Mishneh Torah הלכות מכירה 17,2-4.

Quire mark ב̇(?).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 x 3 1/2 in., 11 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/6

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Fols. 7, 8
From a ס' שטרות.

On fol. 7v is one numbered י̇ב̇, headed שטר פקדתא;

on fol. 8v no. י י̇ו̇ (?) headed שטר פילגאתא (?) דבת ....

Half leaves only.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 3 5/8 in. wide, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/7

Contents

Fols. 9-14
Fragments of a philosophical legal treatise, based on biblical authority.

The first continuous passage is

אלגואב נקול אן פי זיאדה חנם (Ex. 21,2) ג̇ אקואל אלא̇ ערפנא אנה לא יחתאג אלי כתאב עתק בל יכרג חנם בלא כתאב אלב̇ ערפנא אן עב̇ עב̇ לא ילזמה אן יופי מולאה ...

The order of the leaves is uncertain.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 1/2 x 2 3/4 in., about 25 lines, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/8

Contents

Fol. 15
Elegy of 3 stanzas

beg. ביום זה אחזוני צירים וחבלים. על קהלותי אשר מילדיהם ואהוביהם שכולים ....

Stanza 2 mentions בני מר̇ יוסף הכהן.

Lower half of the page blank.

Verso the end of a deed consisting only of formal phrases. Some words from it are scribbled below.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 x 4 in., injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/9

Contents

Fol. 16
Accounts

beg. הדה מא כרגת מן ידי ....

Verso, scribbling.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Maghrebi Rabb. char.; paper, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/10

Contents

Fol. 17
Amulet or magical prayer, with names of angels.
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in., 16 lines; injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/11

Contents

Fol. 18
Fragment of a deed.

Parties יהודה בר שלמה הסופר נ̇ע̇ and מנצור בן מוסי.

Witness חייא בר̇ יצח[ק]. Written in Egypt.

Below (upside down) [כת]ובה לאלעזר בר̇ מבורך [... סת] אלבנאת בר[ת] דוד ....

Verso scribbling and the name סאלם בן עבד אללה.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper (torn) 7 5/8 in. long; much injured.

History

Origin: Egypt

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/12

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Fol. 19
Deed

relating to a sum of 50 dinars which אלג̇ידה בת מר̇ור̇ אב[רהם] הזקן נ̇ע̇, wife of אבו אלסרור אלעצאר מר̇ור̇ פרחיה הזקן התלמיד י̇ש̇צ̇ו̇ had borrowed from her brother דויד ... אלצבאג on the security of one third of a house in קצר אלשמע Fustat, called דאר בן לפאחה. The signatures (if ever added) have been torn off. Verso blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 6 3/4 x 4 in., 8 lines (written lengthwise); much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/13

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Fols. 20, 21
Accounts

beg. אלשיך אבואלרצ̇א בן אבו אלדם דינאר.

Fol. 20r scribbling only.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, about 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in., about 15 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/14

Contents

Fol. 22
Accounts

beg. בן צדקה אל עמאר בן (?) אבו נצר אלעמאר.

Verso a few words only.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper (torn) 3 3/8 in. wide; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/15

Contents

Fol. 23
Accounts

Verso, half blank, and 3 lines in cipher.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Undetermined

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 1/4 x 4 in., 2 cols. injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/16

Contents

Fol. 24
Accounts

beg. אלדי אכדת מן מולאי ....

Verso blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in., 2 columns; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/17

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Fol. 25
Small fragment of a business letter in Arabic

The only name mentioned is דאוד. Verso blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 6 3/4 x 3 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/18

Contents

Fol. 26
Arabic letter to מסאפר from his brother in Fustat.

Greetings from צדקה בן אלטאקי and אבו נצר. Verso address only.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 in., 20 lines, much injured.

History

Origin: Fustat

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/19

Contents

Fol. 27
Begging letter in Arabic from ממלוכה י... הכהן.

Mentions ר̇ אליה הדיין.

Verso, 2 lines of accounts in naskhi.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char. (verso, naskhi); paper, 6 x 3 3/8 in., 14 lines, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/20

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Fol. 28
Arabic letter

mentioning ? אבו סעיד בן קטוס and proceedings before the בית דין.

Verso, only remains of the address (?) in naskhi.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char. (verso, naskhi); paper, 6 5/8 x 3 1/4 in., 10 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/21

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Fol. 29
Letter to אחי ... משה פריך ... למצרים.

Verso address only.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. curs. char.; paper, 7 1/2 x 3 7/8 in., 26 lines; faded.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

MS. Heb. e. 94/22

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Fol. 30
Business letter in Arabic to Abu Saʿid from his brother יחזקיאל בר אבא מרו̇ נתנאל ... אלדמאטי נ̇ע̇.

Verso address only.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 3/4 x 4 (about) in., 17 lines, torn and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in January 1906 through J. Offord. Ultimately from the Genizah.

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