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MS. Heb. d. 37

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Ff. 71.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from 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. 2603.

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Contents

Genesis

Without vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 1b) i. 1 to 14 (אלהים)

b.

(fol. 2) xii. 10 to xiii. 16

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. 1a the following words are found: מהמחזור שלתוריה שקנה אותו יחיה בירבי הלל ר̇א̇ לחמודו וליחידו טוביה הפרח הטוב הקדוש . . . שנת תשע מאות ושבעים ושש שנים לחורבן הבית יהי רצון ... אלעזר בירבי משה יחיה .

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

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Contents

Genesis and Onqelos in parallel columns

With vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
a.

(fol. 3) i. 10 (המים, קרא) to 28 (פושו, פרו)

b.

(fol. 4) iv. 21 (רביהון ,ועוגב) to v. 17 (מהללאל)

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Fol. 5
Genesis

ii. 4 to iii. 5 (כאלהים), with vowel points, accents, and the lesser Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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Contents

Fol. 11
Genesis

xxxix. 8 (אשר) to xl. 13 (כמשפט), with vowel points, accents, and the lesser Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

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

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Contents

Fol. 13
Leviticus

xxiii. 8 (תעשו) to xxv. 12, with vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Fol. 20
Numbers

i. 16 (ראשי) to iii. 38 (מועד), with vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Fol. 26
Numbers

xxxiii. 11 (ויחנו) to 31, with vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Fol. 27
Deuteronomy

xxxiv. 4 (לא) to end, without vowel points.

At end, כמל ספר אלה הדברים בעזרת האל וכתב עמרם בר שלה ת̇נ̇צ̇ב̇ה̇ סלה.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

MS. Heb. d. 37/9

Contents

Joshua

With vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 28) ix. 4 (ויקחו) to x. 6 (גבעון אל)

b.

(fol. 30) 1 Samuel xxiv. 15 (אחרי מי אתה) to xxix. 4 (ירד)

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Isaiah

With Masoretic notes (chiefly ל) between the lines, without vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 38) xxxii. 14 (עפל) to xxxvii. 24 (ברושיו)

b.

(fol. 39) liv. 10 (וברית) to lviii. 7 (פרס)

Physical Description

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History

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Fol. 40
Isaiah

xlvii. 15 (לעברו) to l. 8 (יחד מי), with vowel points, accents, and the lesser Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; 2 coll., 4to, vellum, injured.

History

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Contents

Jeremiah

With vowel points, accents, and the lesser Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 42) xlix. 37 (והבאתי) to l. 13 (שממה)

b.

(fol. 43) li. 27 (אררט) to 43 (לשמה)

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Hosea, with the Targum after each verse

Without vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
a.

(fol. 44) ii. 2 (ראש) to 10 (והתירוש)

b.

(fol. 45) iv. 18 (בכן טעו) to v. 9 (תהיה)

Physical Description

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History

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Contents

Fol. 46
Zechariah

viii. 2 (לציון) to 7 (מזרח), with vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; 2 coll., 8vo, vellum.

History

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MS. Heb. d. 37/15

Contents

Psalms

xix. 2 to xxvi. 11, with superlinear vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Yemen squ. char.; 2 coll., 4to, vellum; obliterated and injured.

History

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Contents

Psalms

With vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 51) lix. 5 (ויכוננו) to 17 (לבקר)

b.

(fol. 52) lxiv. 4 (חצם) to lxv. 6 (ארץ)

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; oblong 8vo, vellum.

History

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Contents

Fol. 53
Psalms

lxxviii. 19 (באלהים) to 55 (שבטי), with vowel points, accents, and the lesser Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

1 Chronicles

With vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 55) xiv. 14 (מעליהם) to xv. 15

b.

(fol. 56) xvii. 16 (עד הלם) to xviii. 6 (דרמשק)

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; small 4to, vellum.

History

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Contents

Haftaroth

according to the triennial rite (see A. Büchler in the Jewish Quarterly Review, vol. vi. p. 39 sqq.)

All with vowel points, accents, and both Masorahs.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 57) beg. missing, Isaiah xlvi. 7 (ויעמד) and 13 [for ראשי המטות (Numbers xxx. 2)?];

b.

(ibidem) heading נקם נקמת (Numbers xxxi. 2), followed by Ezekiel xxv. 14 to xxvi. 7 (כה);

c.

(fol. 58) beg. missing, Jonah i. 8 (עם) to 9 [for רב לכם סב (Deut. ii. 3)?];

d.

(ibidem) heading ראה החלתי (Deut. ii. 31), followed by Joshua x. 12 to 21 (ישראל, end missing);

e.

(fol. 59) Isaiah xlii. 9 (מגיד), beg. missing to end of the verse;

f.

(ibidem) heading דפסחא, followed by Joshua v. 2 to 12;

g.

(fol. 60) heading ויושע יהוה (Exod. xiv. 30), followed by Judges v. 1 to 20 (מן שמים);

h.

(fol. 62) beg. missing, Ezekiel xxxvi. 31 (הרעים) to 32, xxxvii. 14;

i.

(ibidem) heading החדש הזה (Exod. xii. 2), followed by Isaiah xli. 27 to xlii. 9 (אני), end missing.

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History

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Contents

Targum

Without vowel points.

Language(s): Aramaic, Hebrew
a.

(fol. 63) Isaiah xix. 1 to 25, headed בא אל פרעה. בישעיה. משא מצרים (Exod. x. 1)

b.

(fol. 64) Judges iv. 23 to v. 9, headed ויהי בשלח. שפטים (Exod. xiii. 17)

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

Targum

Also the Hebrew, each verse followed by the Targum; at end קובלת ב; with vowel points.

Language(s): Aramaic, Hebrew
a.

(fol. 65) Obadiah i. 1 (למלחמה) to 7 (בריתך)

b.

(fol. 66) 1 Kings from iii. 22 (לא כין בריך) to 28 (אשר שפט)

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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Contents

Targum

The Targum following each verse, without vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
a.

(fol. 67) Joshua i. 13 (יתבון) to 17 (יהיה)

b.

(fol. 68) 1 Samuel xv. 7 (פני) to 12 (לקדמות)

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

MS. Heb. d. 37/20

Contents

Treatise on שחיטה; Maccabean scroll in Aramaic
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Aramaic
a. (fol. 69a)
The end of a treatise on שחיטה in Arabic

ending פאדא אמתתל גמיע מא [וצ]פוא מן הדה אלה̇ צנאיע חלאל אכלה. כמלת הלכת שחיטה...

b. (fol. 69b)
מגלת בני חשמונאי, Maccabean scroll in Aramaic

beginning to עלמא, ed. Jellinek (Bet ha-Midrasch vi. pp. 4-8), verse 8; ed. Gaster (Transactions of the Ninth International Congress of Orientalists, vol. ii. pp. 3-33), verse 7; without vowel points.

Physical Description

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

History

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Contents

מגלת בני חשמונאי, Maccabean scroll in Arabic translation

See the edition in the Arabic Chrestomathy in Hebrew characters, with a glossary, edited by Dr. Hartwig Hirschfeld, London, 1892, p. 2, l. 27, and p. 4, l. 18.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 70) beg. וימתדח (ed. Gaster, verse 23, וישתבח) to אלסבת ואל (ed., verse 33, שבתא)

b.

(fol. 71) ממלכה (ed., verse 48, עממיא) to מתתיה (ed., verse 58, מתתיה).

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; 2 coll., 4to, vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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