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Ff. 121.

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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. 2680.

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Alfasi
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 1) on מגילה, ii. 2 (עלי ובידי) to ii. 3 (בשתי קצוות);

b.

(fol. 2) iii. 6 (וכד מקלע) to ולוי קורא.

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Fol. 3
Alfasi, on גיטין

i. 2 (הוא בן חורין) to ii. 3 (אמר לי הונא).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 9
Alfasi, on שבת

i. 3 (עז לחלבה) to ii. 6 (והיוקר הווה).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Contents

Fol. 17
Rashi's commentary on ברכות

fol. 23b (תיובתא דרב) to fol. 34b (שהתפללו).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

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Fol. 27
הלכות

beg., after a few words, כל גט שהוא נותן אחר מיתה אינו גט חוץ מזה שהחולה כותב בשעת מיתה והוא באכסניא כדי לפוטרה מאחיו מחליצה ומייבום ובלבד שיאמר לסופר כתוב ולעדים חתומו ובית דין משלחין ביד שליח.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 33
הלכות גדולות, on כתובות

ed. Venice, fol. 71b (אמ̇ ר̇ מלכין) to fol. 72a (דרבן שמע̇ בן גמליאל).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 37
A casuistical commentary on בבא מציעא

in which the following quotation occurs (fol. 38): וזו דברי רבינו ברוך הרב הגדול נטריה רחמנא לנפשיה בגן עדן.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Small Germ. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper.

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Arabic commentary on ברכות
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 39) Arabic commentary on ברכות, chaps. iii and iv, beg. טבול יום ומחוסר בפורים וגו̇:

the quire is headed ثامن and תאמן;

b.

(fol. 39 bis) part of the same on chap. v, beg. דרסנא פי שבת פי אלפרק אלד̇י קולה כל כתבי הקדש;

fol. 40 bis, last line וכתב רבינו האיי גאון ז̇ל̇ אן אלסנה אלד̇י כאנו אלחכמים יעתקדו;

the next section (fol. 41 bis) is headed פיס̇ and begins תקול אלבריתא;

Next comes מתני היה עומד וכו̇, and Haya is again quoted, and תקול אלבריתא occurs several times.

(fol. 42b bis) ends וכתב רבינו האיי גאון ז̇צ̇ל̇ פי תצניפה.

The quire is headed عاشر and עאשר. (See No. 2671, 8.)

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Maimonides, משנה תורה
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 49) the preface to קריאת שמע, from את יי בתפלה to i. 4 (ששבח);

b.

(fol. 51) i. 13 (אנוס) to ii. 9 (שאחת).

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Fol. 53
Maimonides, משנה תורה

on ה̇ צצית, iii. 1 (חמש ת̇ל̇) to end, followed (fol. 5b) by ה̇ ברכות to i. 1 (מן התורה).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Contents

Fol. 59
Halakhic commentary on Leviticus xi. 33 (אל תוכו) to xiii. 10

partly in Arabic, by a Rabbanite author. Maimonides is quoted on fol. 60.

Fragment of the same manuscript as MS. Heb. e. 110.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Common ourrent Syr. char.; 8vo, paper.
Fragment of the same manuscript as MS. Heb. e. 110.

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Contents

Fol. 69
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud ברכות

fol. 14b (תפילין תחלה) to fol. 17b (רבנן ור̇ שמעון ב̇ג̇).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 77
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud ברכות

fol. 58b (שיונקין חלב) to fol. 59b (מיטרא טובא ולא).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 81
Halakhic compendium of ברכות

i. 8 (beg. שהכל נהיה בדברו) to vii. 1 (דאמר עד נברך), perhaps by R. Ḥananel. After the second chapter follows (on fol. 82) the fifth.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. curs. char.; 4to, paper (fol. 83, vellum), injured.

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Contents

Maimonides' Arabic commentary on אבות
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 87) end of the preface (הו עלמה) to i. 1 (פקד תצ̇חר להם);

b.

(fol. 88) i. 6 (הו אן תכון אלשהוה) to i. 7 (פלא תאמן).

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Responsa
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 89) the end of No. 25 and part of 26, which begins ושאלת נוהגין במקומנו לוקחין סמידא;

the following passage occurs (fol. 89b) ואתה נכבדנו מרי ורב̇ יהודה ראש כלא נטרך רחמ̇ דשאילת אילין שאילאתא יהי רצון שיפתח הק̇ב̇ה̇ לבך לתורה

(probably Judah ben Joseph of Kairowan; see Harkavy, Responsen, index, p. 407);

b.

(fol. 90) a fragment of No. 1, the following passage occurs: ילמדנו אדוננו גאון כיצד הדין אם יש בטענותיו שלראובן ממש או לא;

No. 2 beg. ראו̇ שהיה לו אצל שמע̇ מנה או שנתן.

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Responsa
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 91) part of No. 2 ; No. 3 beg. וכתוב אחרי כן סמך לשאלה זו ועוד היו להם;

b.

(fol. 92) beg. and end missing; the following passage occurs: ועוד היה אבי חשוב וכתב כתובתי קודם כניסתי וזמן הכתובה בשנת ת̇ש̇י̇ג̇.

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Contents

Maimonides' Arabic commentary on the Mishnah
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 93) on חולין, end of iii. 2 (צפרה̈ אלביץ̇) to iii. 3 (נקב שיש בו חסרון פאן כאן);

b.

(fol. 94) iv. 3 (או טהורה) to iv. 6 (תחת אלארכובה פאלבהימה).

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Fol. 95
A ritual treatise

the following passage occurs: ועשרת ימים שלתשובה אין ישראל חייבין לצום בהם לא מן המקרא ולא מן המשנה ולא מן התלמוד.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Span. Rabb. char.; 8vo, vellum.

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Fol. 96
Fragment of Rab. Gershom's commentary on Babylonian Talmud ערכין

fol. 8 (עד נ̇ סלע̇) to fol. 19 (דכי א̇ חוץ).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Germ. Rabb. char.; small 4to, vellum.

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Commentary on Babylonian Talmud ראש השנה
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 103) fol. 3b (קראי קשיא) to fol. 4b (לכוף אותו בויקריבו);

b.

(fol. 104) fol. 17b (כובש) to fol. 18b (זימנין).

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Fol. 105
An Arabic treatise on civil law

beg. ואלפצל אלד̇ תאליף אחכאם אלחזקה, divided into four chapters (קסם), the first, beg. חזקה שעמה טענה, divided into וג̇ה, of which the MS. has 1-8 incomplete; perhaps by Haya Gaon.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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

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Fol. 107
A legal treatise

the end of chap. xxx and beg. of xxxi, which beg. אלקול פי מן אכ̇ד בביע אמלאכה קהרא.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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

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Fol. 108
Fragment of an Arabic book on precepts, perhaps by חפץ בן יצליח

Seadiah is quoted. See Jewish Quarterly Review, vi. p. 705.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 110
A fragment of הלכות

beg. על ידי עדים גובה מן נכסים בני חורין. והמוכר בעדים גובה מנכסים משועבדים. משועבדים דממשכני בני חורין לא. היכא דמית ושבק יורשים.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 111
הלכות by a Franco-German rabbi

end of עבודה זרה, followed by יין נסך. This beg. יינו שלנכרי שדרכו ישראל וחתמו חותם בתוך חותם;

next comes שבת (fol. 111b), where מור̇ רבינו יצחק בר̇ שמואל is quoted;

on fol. 113 the Mahazor Vitri is quoted;

on fol. 113b דכינים שקורין פרוייל, ר̇ת̇, and Joseph ben Moses.

The sections are headed פסק דין and פסק.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 119
An Arabic treatise on some points of civil law
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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Fol. 121
Fragment of מעשיות

of which the second beg. מעשה באדם אחד שנתן עיניו באשה אחת. והעלה לבו לטנפה.

Language(s): Hebrew

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