A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. d. 44

Physical Description

Ff. 90.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (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. 2624.

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Fol. 1
Masoretic fragment

containing the lesser Masorah on 1 Kings xvi. 31 to 2 Kings viii. 5 (שדה), written over words of the text.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Greek small squ. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/2

Contents

Psalms

With vowel points and accents. On the margins are many Masoretic notes concerning the readings of Ben-Asher and Ben-Naphthali.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 5) xxi. (ed. xxii) 31 (ליהוה לדור) to xxix. (ed. xxx) 4 (חייתני)

b.

(fol. 12) c. (ed. ciii) 10 (לנו) to civ. (ed. cvii) 4 (תעו)

c.

(fol. 20) civ. (ed. cvii) 43 (ויתבוננו) to ? (ed. cxviii) 23 (לראש)

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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Contents

Ezekiel

With vowel points and accents. רפי is marked by a line over the letter.

At end: כתב המלמד היקר יהודֿה בן כ̇ג̇ק̇ מ̇ ור̇ שמואל ז̇ל̇ לפתחיה ויוסף הלויים

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 28) xlv. 11 (מעשר) to 17 (המנחה)

b.

(fol. 29) xlvii. 12

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/4

Contents

Fol. 30
Arabic translation and commentary of Ezekiel

xxxvii. 26 to xli. 17, beg. אלכל מע יהודה חתי יציר אלכל ואחד והו אן יקאל יש̇ פקט. ברית עולם יהיה אותם יכון מעהם;

on xli. 16 (fol. 33b) שחיף עץ קשר כשב מן חשוף חשפה בתקדים אלחא עלי אלשין יריד לא רקיק יגשא בה.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/5

Contents

Fol. 34
Seadiah's translation, commentary, and text of Psalm xi. 4 to xvi. 2

With variations from the MS. No. 104.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fol. 42
Arabic commentary on Deut. vi. 4 to 6

incomplete. Specimen for identification (fol. 42): פקולה בכל לבבך פאחתוי הד̇א אללפט̇ עלי גמיע שהואת בני אדם ומחבובאתה לאן אצל אלשהוה̈ ואלמחבה̈ פי אלקלב וקד ד̇כר רבינו סעדיה... פי כתאב אלאמאנאת.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/7

Contents

Fol. 44
Arabic commentary on 1 Samuel xxvii. 10 to 2 Samuel xii. 11

[by Judah ibn Balam ].

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/8

Contents

Fol. 50
Rashi's commentary on Genesis

xix. 36 (אשה מתעברת) to xxi. 21 (ולה שפחה).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fol. 54
Arabic commentary [ by Judah ibn Balam ]

beg. with Psalm xviii. 19 מסת קבל פי מעני מאצ̇י מתל יעשו עגל to 40 end וקיל אן זרית משתק מן זרת ארכו וזרת רחבו וליס הו אשתקאק צחיח לאן אלתא פי זרית תא אלפאעל.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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MS. Heb. d. 44/10

Contents

Arabic translation and commentary on 2 Samuel
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 58) translation of xxii. 3 (beg. missing) to end, and a part of the commentary, beg. תם קאל ואיש יגע בהם יעני אן מן ידנו בהדה אלאשואך

b.

(fol. 59) the commentary on xxiii. 7 followed by the translation of 8 to 12, and by a part of the commentary. Specimen for identification: ווגדנא אלשיר פי כתאבנא עלי ג̇ אנחא בעצה קול עלי שאהדה לאתאויל לה והי שירת ויושע יי.

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fol. 60
Arabic commentary on passages of Leviticus

i. 15 to xii. 3. On iii. 9 the following passage is given (fol. 60b): ו אלפיומי קאל קולה חלבו האליה מעניה חלבו והאליה ואלאליה הי גיר אלחלב וליס אלאמר כמא זעס וקאל אן לנא אדם שת אנוש והמא אגיאר בלא וו עלי ראס אלכלמה.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/12

Contents

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

(fol. 64) liv. 6 to 11. Specimen for identification, verse 8: בשצף קצף וגו̇ יקול בעץ̇ אללגויין בקליל מן גצ̇ב עלי מעני אלפסוק אלד̇י קבלה והו ברגע קטן ואלי ד̇לך דהב אבואלוליד ז̇ל̇ וכד̇לך רבינו שלמה קאל במעני קצף

b.

(fol. 65) on liv. 15. The opinion of אלגאון (Seadiah) is mentioned.

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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Contents

Fol. 66
Seadiah's Arabic commentary on Job

xiv. 7 to xxvi. 13 (prepared for publication).

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/14

Contents

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

(fol. 75) on vi. 14 to vii. 1

b.

(fol. 76) on vii. 18 to 20. Specimen for identification: פקו̇ מן מתלך יעני ליס מתלך נשא עון אלכבאיר ועבר על פשע אלצגאיר או נשא עון.

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/15

Contents

Fol. 77
Arabic commentary (mostly grammatical) on Isaiah xxxiv

Specimen for identification, verse 17 (fol. 78b): וידו חלקתה להם. אעלם אן תפסיר חלקתה קסמתהא יעני קסמת תלך אליד לתלך אלאשיא אלמדכורה: וליס תפסיר חלקתה קסמת לאנה לם יקל חלקה נטיר ידיה שלחה בכישור.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fol. 79
Arabic commentary on Numbers i. 3

beg. missing. Specimen for identification: ואלי הדא דהב קדמאונא פי כלל ופרט פיךִ קו̇ כל עדת בני יש̇ כלל נעני אלעמום וקו̇ מבן עשרים שנ̇ ומע̇ פרט נעני אלכצוץ פיךִ הדא איצ̇א ממא ידל עלי צחה קולהם אין בכלל אלא מה שבפרט. There occur §§ beginning with ואלעדד with figures after it, and מסלה also with figures.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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MS. Heb. d. 44/17

Contents

Fol. 83
Arabic translation of Haftaroth with a commentary (תפסיר אלאפאטיר)

collected by R. Joseph ראש הסדר son of R. Jacob ראש בירבנן , at צוען in the year 1522 Sel. (1211 A.D.), from the commentaries of R. Isaac אלכנזי on the first Prophets, on Jeremiah and Minor Prophets by R. Berachel, on Ezekiel by Josiah ben חסכוי, and on Isaiah by Seadiah Gaon, this is prepared for publication by M. J. Derenbourg.

At end a short description of medical works most likely in possession of the scribe or of an owner; mostly of medical contents. See the facsimiles.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 83b) Isaiah xlii. 1 to 4 (for section בראשית)

b.

(fol. 84) Isaiah xli. 8 to 17 (for section לך לך)

c.

(fol. 84b) 2 Kings iv. 1, only the text of the first verse (וירא אליו)

Physical Description

Text, Syr. Rabb. char.; list of books, Syr. cursive char.; fol., paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. d. 44/18

Contents

Fol. 85
Abraham ibn Ezra's commentary on Numbers xxi. 30

beg. ויאמר ר̇ משה הכהן to xxvii. 20 לעיני ישראל. On xxvii. 3 the MS. reads ואמר ר̇ יהודה הלוי הוא בעל השירים השקולים ז̇ל̇.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; fol., paper.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1892 (from the Genizah).

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