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MS. Heb. d. 32

Physical Description

Ff. 100.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (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. 2794.

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MS. Heb. d. 32/A

Contents

Fragments of sermons
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 1) in praise of the Levite, beg. בריך שמיה תבארך אללה אלאה ישראל אלמגד בכל לסאן. On fol. 1b the following passage occurs: וכדם בני לוי אשתמלת על י̇ב̇ נועא עלי מא חצרה רבנו שמואל גאון ז̇ל̇ אלנוע אלאול חפט̇ חצרות בית יי̇ ואללשכות.

b.

(fol. 2) headed by a later hand מדרש ושרח מן פרשת במדבר אלי פרשת פינחס, beg. נומינו לשליח וכול̇̇ ואומר כמא קאל יי יתן אומר ... ואכצהא באלכלאם דבר אלמאצ̇י דבר ... ופי אלתקיל דבור דבר ... וקד גא פי אלשאד אסם אלקלאם מדבר כמא קאל כחוט השני שפתותיך ומדברך נואה, evidently a sermon on Canticles iv.3.

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/B

Contents

A fragment of the Midrash on Proverbs
Language(s): Hebrew
a. fol. 3
Midrash on Prov. xvi.

xvi. 3 beg. מחשבותיו וליבו to xvi. 31 בדרך צדקה תמצא

b. fol. 4
Midrash on Prov. xxiii to xxv

xxiii. 23 beg. ומנין שחזרו to xxv. 1 במסכיות.

Physical Description

Syr. squ. Rabb. char.; 8vo, vellum (fol. 3 injured).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/C

Contents

Fol. 5
R. Ḥananel's commentary on Babylonian Talmud בבא קמא

fol. 23 beg. בנפשו דקם ליה בדרבה מניה to fol. 24b; see שיטה מקובצת (ed. Venice), fol. 45.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; 4to, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/D

Contents

Fol. 11
A casuistic book in Arabic

[by Haya Gaon? מקח וממכר ], beginning with the end of chap. ii.

Chap. iii is headed אלקול פי מן יצח מנה עקד אלביע עלי אמלאכה ומן לא יצח דלך מנה;

on fol. 13b the following passage occurs:

ואנמא אתרת שרחה לאני ראיתה פי קול מנסוב אלי ראס אלמתיבה אלפיומי נוחו עדן עלה גיר אלהלכה ולסת אקול אלא אנה מן גלט אלנסך̇ לאן עלם ראס אלצתיבה אלפיומי זכ̇ לכ̇ כאן פוק דלך;

chap. vii (fol. 24b) is headed פי מא יקצ̇י פיה אלחאכם אלזאמא באלביוע.

Part of the same as No. 2822 8.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper and vellum.
Part of the same as No. 2822 8.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/E

Contents

Fol. 12
A philosophical treatise in Arabic

beg. פליס אלפעל ישבה אלפאעיל, end אנביאה אלצאדקין ורוסלה אלמק[ר]בין אלמוכתארין תם אלכתאב.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/F

Contents

Fol. 29
Responsa by Isaac al-Fasi in Arabic

beg. with No. 2, beg. missing;

No. 4 beg. מן ענד ר̇ יצחק אבן אלפואל והי מי שנדר להתענות יום פל̇ ופגע בו שבת (in Hebrew);

No. 5 beg. וסיל מן אשביליה מא יקול סידנא פי ראובן ושמע̇;

No. 6 beg. וסיל איצ̇א מן הנאך נחן גמאעה̈ אשביליה;

ends with the beg. of No. 12.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 8vo, yellow paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/G.1

Contents

Fol. 39
Maimonides Mishneh Torah תפלה

תפלה xi. 3 (הקורא) to xiii. 4 (והשלישי קורא שלשה פסוקים)

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Old Ital. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/G.2

Contents

Fol. 47
Maimonides autograph draft of Mishneh Torah שכירות and שאלה

שכירות x. (MS. viii) 4 to the end, and (fol. 54) שאלה i. 1 to ii. 3 (א השאיל).

The quire is marked حاديه وعشير.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/G.3

Contents

Fol. 57
Maimonides Mishneh Torah אסורי ביאה

אסורי ביאה vii.9 (עשר שלה) to ix. 3 (כתם טמאה למפרע).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper. The last leaf slightly injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/G.4

Contents

Fol. 63
Commentary on Maimonides Mishneh Torah נשיאות כפים and תפילין

נשיאות כפים xv. 3 to the end, and (fol. 65 on תפילין i.1 to iv. 13. Chap. iii beg. כתב הרב שמונה הלכות יש במעשה התפלין. אמר המפרש. עיקר כלן הן בפרק הקומץ . הלכה למשה מסיני. וא̇ת̇ אחר שכל התורה כולה כלליה ופרטיה ודקדוקיה נאמרו מסיני כמו שאמרו ז̇ל̇̇.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Germ. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper, much obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 32/G.5

Contents

Arabic commentary on Maimonides Mishneh Torah, tractate עירובין

by a Yemen author ?

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

fol. 79 עירובין i. 3 to iii. 1

b.

fol. 88 עירובין iii. 7 to iv. 23

c.

fol. 95 עירובין v. 9 to vi. 21

Physical Description

Yemen Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

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