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MS. Heb. c. 54

Physical Description

Ff. 22.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 10, 11.

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MS. Heb. c. 54/1

Contents

Fol. 1
Num. 29,5-31

with vowel points, accents and Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 12 1/4 x 11 in., 3 col. 20 lines, much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/2

Contents

Fol. 2
Pss. 40,17 to 44,9

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., 22 lines, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/3

Contents

Fol. 3
Pss. 104,34 to 105,45

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum fragment, 2 col.; much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/4

Contents

Fols. 4, 5
Neh. 7,8-72 and (fol. 5) 10,17 to 11,19

with vowel points, accents and Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum fragment, 3 col., much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/5

Contents

Fols. 6, 7
Commentary on Is. 28,19-25

. The author first gives in full the comments of ר̇ש̇י̇, ר̇א̇ב̇ע̇, ר̇ד̇ק̇ and מ̇ה̇ר̇י̇א̇ ז̇ל̇ (Isaac Abravanel) on each verse, then his own comment, which on 28,20 is as follows:

ולעדן שהוא נתינת טעם למש̇ שיעבור צר ואויב דרך העברה בלי עכוב כמש̇ מידי עברו ואמר בבוקר בבקר יעבור והטעם כי קצר המצע הזה מהשתרע עליו והמכסה הזה קצר וצר הוא בהתכנס עליו עם רב אשר עם סנחריב או עם ... ולזה ימהר יחיש העברתו כי המקום קצר ורחוק ולא יוכלו להתעכב וזה מוכיח מש̇ רק זועה שרוב עם אשר עמו יגרום הזועה רתת וחלחלה לישראל הרי קצר המצע של ארץ ישראל מהשתרע שם המחנה הכבד ההוא...

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 in., 49 lines; injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/6

Contents

Fols. 8, 9
Babylonian Talmud מועד קטן

fol. 22b (beg. illegible) to fol. 24a line 23, and (fol. 9) fol. 26b l. 42 to fol. 28a l. 16.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

The leaves appear to have been used in a binding.
Span. squ. char.; vellum, cut. Much stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/7

Contents

Fol. 10
Rashi's commentary on תרומות 1,4 to 2,2.
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, torn, about 11 1/4 in. wide, 2 columns, much stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/8

Contents

Fols. 11-18
Commentary on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah הלכות ע̇ז̇ end of iv to beg. of xi.

The section begins כתב הרב, and the author frequently quotes ה̇ר̇א̇ב̇ד̇ (Abraham b. David of Posquières), but the fragment is not part of the מגדל עז of Shemtob ibn Gaon.

Chapter ix beg. כתב הרב שלשה ימים לבני אידיהן וכו' עד אינו אסור בע̇ז̇ פ̇ק̇ משנה לפני אידיהן ... וכו' וכתבו בתוספות אסור לשאת ולתת עמהם משום דאזלו ביום אידו ומודו לע̇ז̇ נר̇ מתוך לשונו שר̇ל̇ אף ממקח וממכר וקשה על מה סמכו העולם עכשיו לשאת ולתת עמם אף ביום איד שלהם ואין לומר דהיינו טעמא משום דגויים שבחוצה לארץ לאו עובדי ע̇ז̇ הם אלא מנהג אבותיהם בידם...

There are a few notes and corrections on the margin, some by a late hand which has also numbered fols. 12-16 י̇ב̇ and י̇ד̇ to י̇ז̇.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 12 1/2 x 8 1/4 in., 35 lines, injured and much stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/9

Contents

Fol. 19
Responsa of Abraham Monzon
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

beg. missing, on נדה;

b.

headed אלו דברי הרב מוהגֿ וריֿ כמוהררֿ אברהם מונסון ניֿ אשר שלח לי על הפסק הנזֿל מלבד מה שכתב בארוכה, beg. הגזרה והחתום גזרת ספיר נפך ויהלם;

c.

beg. טובינא דחכימי החרה השלם incomplete.

Physical Description

Span. curs. char.; paper, 13 3/4 x 8 1/2 in., about 44 lines, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/10

Contents

Fol. 20
Halakhoth on מקואות

A partially legible passage (fol. 20b line 4) is במי המקוה אלא בהשקה בעלמ̇ סגי להו וכן בדין שאם לא השקה ... אי איכא מקוה דמים יפין לישקול מיניהו ואי מים שאינן יפין.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Greek Rabb. char.; paper, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in., 30 lines, much stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

MS. Heb. c. 54/11

Contents

Fols. 21, 22
Calendar, headed שנת ה̇ת̇ק̇ע̇ו̇ ליצירה אלף ת̇ש̇מ̇ט̇ לחרבן אלף ת̇ת̇י̇ז̇ לנוצרים ...

On fol. 21 each month is arranged in a circle, with coloured ornamentation.

On fol. 22 (for the same year) each month is in an oblong compartment.

Fols. 21b, 22b are blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. curs. char.; paper, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in., stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg.

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