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MS. Heb. f. 61

Physical Description

Ff. 53.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (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. 2855.

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MS. Heb. f. 61/1

Contents

Fols. 1-19
Liturgical pieces for גשם

Partly with vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 1) end of א̇ב̇, ending תֿענני עדי אפרים. בשפכי שיחות צהרים;

b.

(ibid.) אקשטה כסל וקרב, four א̇ב̇, Zunz, p. 229, no. 83;

c.

(fol. 5) headed גוף, beg. תיכנס לארץ וחוצות, ת̇ש̇ר̇ק̇;

d.

(fol. 7) יפתח ארץ לישע, Zunz, p. 60, no. 33;

e.

(fol. 11b) הטל יופטר ... אֿויילו שני אחים בֿתוכחות, א̇ב̇;

on the margin פ̇ז̇ אחר, beg. יורה ומטר ומלקוש, acr. יושׂף לווי;

f.

(fol. 12b) headed אחר, beg. תרעיף שמים ממעל, ת̇ש̇ר̇ק̇ to ל;

g.

(fol. 13) מים ניסכה ... גשם אֿוצרך תרוה, א̇ב̇ to ט;

h.

(fol. 13b) headed אחר, beg. אדון משמיך ... אֿזור נא גבורות, א̇ב̇;

i.

(fol. 15) headed ל̇, beg. מזכירים גשמים ... גשם אוצרות שפרה, א̇ב̇ to ט, and acr. מבורך;

k.

(fol. 15b) headed אלהינו ואלהי אבותינו וגֿ, beg. היום אֿוצרות גשמים, א̇ב̇;

l.

(fol. 16b) אֿמץ בֿנים בגשם, א̇ב̇;

m.

(fol. 17b) עב ענני גישומים;

n.

(fol. 18) יטריח עבי מזורו, acr. יוסף;

o.

(fol. 19) איום זכור נא לשואלי מים, א̇ב̇ to ע.

Fol. 19b blank.

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 12mo, paper, injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/2

Contents

Fols. 20-37
Midrash תנחומא on בהעלותך; Rashi’s commentary on Zechariah ii. 14 to iv. 6
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 20) Midrash תנחומא on בהעלותך, as in ed. Buber, p. כו, line 5 (הלוים לקיים) to the end of the parashah; there is a lacuna of one leaf between ff. 29 and 30;

b.

(fol. 36) Rashi’s commentary on Zechariah ii. 14 to iv. 6 (the Haftarah to בהעלותך), headed פירו̇ ההפטרה לרבי̇ שלמה ז̇צ̇ל̇, beg. רני ושמחי. ונלוו. ונתחברו., incomplete.

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char. (two hands); 16mo, paper, injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/3

Contents

Fol. 38
Mystical treatise on letters and numbers; charm
Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Fol. 38. Fragment of a mystical treatise on the letters and numbers, ending וחסאב אלהנדי הוה אחאד עשרה מאיה אלף מאיה אלף א̇י̇ק̇;

fol. 38b, a charm, incomplete, with some vowel points and accents.

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 16mo, paper, injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/4

Contents

Fol. 39
Liturgical pieces

With vowel points.

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

(fol. 39) headed ... לשמואל הנגיד בן יוסף הלוי נח עדן, beg. הנה יחידתי בליליה. תרבה;

b.

(fol. 39b) four lines in Arabic, beg. כֿבר מליח קיל אן תלתה אשיא ...;

c.

(ibid.) פזמון, beg. [חס]דאי יגדאל ואיביו ידאל.

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 16mo, paper, injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/5

Contents

Fols. 40, 41
An amulet

beg. אם תבקש לשלוט על השרים ועל כל רוחין בישין ועל שנים עשר משפחות שירדו מן השמים ....

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 16mo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/6

Contents

Fols. 42, 43
Responsum, in Arabic, on Mishnah ברכות iv. 1

beg. missing. At the end הדא מא קאלה מרנו ורבינו יצחק הדין בר̇ כבוד מרנו ורבנו ששון הדין [ז̇]ק̇ל̇.

Fol. 43b is blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 12mo, paper, injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/7

Contents

Fols. 44, 45
A poem

beg. אני חשתי בשירי לענותך, with acr. אהרן הכהן, and on fol. 45 (? part of same), margin, מחבצלת השרון אוהבו אהרן.

Ff. 44a, 45b are blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; small squ. 24mo, paper, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/8

Contents

Fol. 46
Historical fragment

Headed בֿשֿרֿ משפחת הנגידים השרים החכמים אשר נהגו שררה בעם ייי צבאות עד כֿגֿקֿ יקרת מרי גאוני שמואל החבר.

On the verso some scribbling in Arabic characters.

Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; a strip of paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/9

Contents

Fol. 47
גט

dated Monday, Thammuz 5th, 1369 Sel. = 1058 A.D. at Fostat.

The parties were כלף בר שלמה and נסאבה בת עמאר.

Signed by אהרן המומחה בר̇ אפרים ספרא ושהדא and טובה בר̇ הלל חתומא (?).

Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 16mo, paper, injured.

History

Origin: 1058 ; Fostat

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/10

Contents

Fol. 48
The end of a prayer-book

with the following colophon:

כמלת צלאת מעריב לילה̈ ראש השנה וצלאת̈ מוסף כמלת יום אלאתנין תאלת ועשרין מן חדש אלול שנת א̇ת̇ר̇ט̇ לשטרות וליצירה ה̇נ̇ח̇ ולחורבן א̇ר̇ל̇ (=1298) ברסם אלולד אלעזיז יוסף הלוי הבחור היקר ס̇ט̇ בר כ̇ג̇ק̇ מרנה ורבנה שלח הלוי הזקן היקר ס̇ט̇ האלהים יברכהו ....

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 16mo, paper, injured.

History

Origin: 1298

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/11

Contents

Fol. 49
Colophon of a book

as follows:

כתבתי אנה נתן הכהן ביר̇ ישועה ביר̇ יעקב בריבי ישועה בריבי יוסף בריבי פרחיה ביר̇ שפטיה תנוח נפשם ... י̇ו̇ם̇ אלה̇ ת̇מ̇ם אלכיתב בקדרת אללה.

Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 16mo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/12

Contents

Fol. 50
End of a legal document

witnessed by יפת בר ארח הרופא נ̇ע̇ and אלעזר בר נסים נ̇ע̇, whose signatures are witnessed by יצחק ביר̇ סעדיה רֿיֿתֿ and בנימין בר̇ יפת נ̇ע̇. Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; fragment only, paper, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/13

Contents

Fol. 51
Fragment of report of legal proceedings

dated Tuesday the 5th of .. in the year 1.1. Sel. The names of the parties are מר̇ ורב̇ נת[נאל בן מר̇] ורב̇ צדקה הזקן החסיד נ̇ע̇ and [... בן] דניאל הלוי ז̇ל̇. Verso blank.

Language(s): Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; fragment only, paper, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/14

Contents

Fol. 52
גט

dated Tuesday the .. of Adar i, in the year .... Sel. at [Fostat].

Parties, [...בר] צדקה and נסבאה בת נתן (?).

Signed by אברהם ביר̇ יצחק ז̇ה̇צ̇ל̇ and עלי (?) הכהן ביר̇ נחום (?).

Verso blank.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 16mo, vellum, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. f. 61/15

Contents

Fol. 53
גט

dated Wednesday the .. of Ab, in the year 1..5 at Fostat.

Parties, אבו אל[חסן בן] סלאמה and חסן בנת אבו אלימן.

Signed by יעקב הכהן בר יוסף נ̇ע̇ and שמואל הלוי ביר̇ סעדיה נ̇ע̇.

Addressed to the lady on the verso, with the name of an additional witness מבורך בר̇ נתן החבר ז̇ל̇.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; 24mo, vellum, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1899 (from the Genizah).

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