A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. f. 27

Physical Description

Ff. 50.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (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. 2642.

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MS. Heb. f. 27/1

Contents

Fol. 1b
Midrash

beg. ויהי ערב ויהי בקר יום אחד למה יום אחד (obliterated) ולא ראשון ולא תחילה ללמדך שברא ה̇ק̇ב̇ה̇ (obliterated) בשלש עשרה מידות, end missing.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum, obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/2

Contents

Fol. 3
Midrash on Genesis xviii

beg. and end missing, beg. נדבין נדב אברהם לבניו מה נה̇ באברהם וישא . . . לקראתם אתה רצתה לפני מלאכי חיין שמושה מוציא את בניו לקראתי.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/3

Contents

Fol. 5
Midrash on Psalms (?)

beg. missing, beg. הפורענות הוי אומ̇ מידת הטובה מרובה על הפורענות חמש מאות כפלים כר̇ יהודה.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Large Syr. Rabb. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/4

Contents

Fol. 10b
Formulae of legal documents

beg. with ארישות כרם. מודעה. קבלת עדות בשלשה . . . שטר המשכונה שאירכס. שכירות.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/5

Contents

Midrash
Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 26) end of an ethical Mishnah, last § begins ר̇ שמעון בר ר̇ יהודה אומר רק חזק לבלתי אכל הדם

b.

(fol. 26b) end of מג̇ תענית, beg. באחד בניסן (ed. Oxford, p. 23), incomplete

c.

(fol. 27) Arabic rules on גט, beg. and end missing

d.

(fol. 27b) Midrash, headed בשם רחום עשרה קיצים, beg. קץ שם לחושך, followed by an Arabic translation and commentary, end missing

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/6

Contents

Fol. 28
סדר עולם

beg. with ישראל to ממרה נסעו (ed. Oxford, p. 27, l. 19 to p. 35, last line).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/7

Contents

Fol. 34
Fragment of liturgies

beg. מהרה רחום יצילנו.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; 4to, vellum, much obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/8

Contents

Fol. 34b
A treatise on the calendar

beg. ראש חודש שלאדר שלח היות בשבת, followed by an Arabic treatise, which seems to be of astrological contents, end missing.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; 4to, vellum, towards the end much obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/9

Contents

Zerubbabel; Apocalypse
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 42) Fragment of the book Zerubbabel, somewhat different from the text in Jellinek's Bet ha-Midrasch, ii. p. 55, beg. וידקור את נחמיה בירוש̇ ויספדו אותו כל ישראל ויתמרמרו עליו, ends כי הוא המדבר עמי את כל הדברים האלה ואכרעה ואשתחוה

b.

(fol. 43) Of the Apocalypse, attributed to Simeon ben Yoḥai (Jellinek, ibid. iv. p. 120, but with some differences), fol. 43b beg. ובעצמו תשבר מלכותו וגם בנו אשר ימלוך תח̇ יעשיר ... ושמו עבד אלמך בן מרואן, the name of סולימן בן עבד אלמך occurs.

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; small 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/10

Contents

Fol. 44
An Arabic treatise concerning the precepts

beg. and end missing. Specimen for identification: אעלם אן ללפראיץ̇ דרגאת ופרק ביין תקילה וכפיפה מן תרך (fol. 44b).

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Large Syr. squ. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/11

Contents

Treatise; Psalms
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 46) Arabic treatise on the resurrection, headed בנחש טב .. י̇ מסאיל פי תחית המתים, beg. אלאולי אן סאל סאיל מן ומן אלמבעותין מן אלאומה פי וקת אלישועה, agreeing with the Hebrew text attributed to Seadiah Gaon; end missing

b.

(fol. 47) Arabic translation of Psalms, end of xci. 10 to xciv. 11. Specimen for identification, xcii. 1: מגד אינשא ליום אלסבת; 2: מא אחסן אלשוכר ללרב ואלמגד לאסמך אלעאלי

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/12

Contents

Fol. 48
An Arabic sermon (?), based upon Psalms x and cvi

beg. and end missing.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 27/13

Contents

Fol. 50
An Arabic commentary on Genesis xlix. 9, 10

beg. missing.

Specimen for identification: ופסרת שילו שלו כמא פסרה אלמתרגם וכמא אוגבה חקיקה אלנשר ואלבחת לאנה לא יגוז אן יתוהם הדא אלנץ ומא שאכלה מן אלמואעיד פי דוד עלי אלדואם אל מנד̇ יאתי אלמסיח אלדי פיה עלאמאת אלמסיח אלמועוד בהא פאן חיניד יכון דואם מלך ישראל ומלכות בית דוד. ואלאפמתי פסר לא יסור שבט אלמקול פי יהודה וכדלך ונאמן ביתך וממלכתך על ישראל לעולם אלמקול פי דוד עלי אלדואם

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 4to, vellum.(50b blank).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1891 (from the Genizah).

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