A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. d. 73

Physical Description

Ff. 26.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: mostly from the Genizah.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 14, 15.

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MS. Heb. d. 73/1

Contents

Fols. 1, 2
Fragments of Lev.16,26 to 19,10

with vowel points and the lesser Masorah.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 9 x 7 3/4 in., 2 coll. 23 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/2

Contents

Fol. 3
Fragment of Ester 5,4 to 6,14

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 6 in. wide, 2 coll.; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/3

Contents

Fols. 4-8
Notes on Midrash Rabbah

beg. with a rhymed introduction, beg. ינובון שפתותי שבח ותהלה לאל השמים; at the end אתחיל לדרוש (fol. 4b) מדרש רבה פ' ויצא רבי פנחס בשם רבי אבוהו מצינו בתורה בנביאים ובכתובים שאין זיווגו של איש אלא מה'...

The comment beg. ע̇כ̇ המדרש וזה ה̇ו̇א̇ בגמר' דמועד קטון דף י̇ה̇ ע̇ב̇ על הא דאמר שמואל מותר לאדם במועד.

Half of 7a and all of 7b are blank.

Fol. 8 headed באתחנן, beg. הובא בספר שתי ידות על פסוק אתה החילות להראות את עבדך וגו' ראית' במדרש רבה פ' זו שמסיים הדרוש בעת ההיא

ending on fol. 8b, followed by a blank space.

The ס' שתי ידות by Abraham Ḥazquni (17th cent.) was first published at Amsterdam in 1726.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Germ. curs. char.; paper, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in., 22 lines; stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/4

Contents

Fol. 9
Fragment of הלכות גזילה

A section begins חלק חמישי: כל היורה (?) בשום דבר בדיני ישראל... א̇ע̇פ̇ שמזיק בזכיתו....

Fol. 9b line 3 has גוי אנס שגזל שדה מישראל ומכרה לישראל אחר בעניין שחייב להחזירה לבעלים א̇ע̇פ̇ שמחזיר אותה בחנם נותן ל...

and further on שמכר לגוי קרקע שהיה לו במצר ישראל משמתין אותו עד שיקבל... חנם הבא מהגוי. פשוט בפ̇ הגוזל ומאכיל. מי שאנסוהו גוים להראות... (Baba Qama X).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Greek. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in., 21 lines (mostly incomplete); much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/5

Contents

Fol. 10
Fragment of responsa

no consecutive legible passage. Quotes ה̇ר̇י̇ט̇̇ב̇א̇ (Yomtob b. Abraham), ה̇ר̇ש̇ב̇א̇ and מ̇ה̇ר̇י̇ קארו ז̇ל̇.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper (cut), 8 1/2 in. wide; much injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/6

Contents

Fols. 11, 12
Liturgy; Targum
Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
Fol. 11
Liturgy for מוסף של שבועות

from אתה בחרתנו to את קרבן חובתנו תמידים כסדרם ומוספים, with additions between the lines and in the margin.

Fol. 12
Targum Ps. Jon. Ex. 20,13-24 (וית נכסת)

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; vellum, 8 3/8 x 7 1/2 in., 17 or 18 lines; stained and injured (fol. 11 torn).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/7

Contents

Fols. 13, 14
The מרשד R. Tanḥum (as in no. 1525, the longer recension) from the end of the article שהה to שום incomplete, ending ואת הבצלים ואת השומים ושומנית תום.
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper (torn) 6 3/4 in. wide; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/8

Contents

Fol. 15
Fragment of a Hebrew translation of Bernard Gordon's Lilium Medicinae

the end of part v (called מאמר not חלק) and the table of contents of part vi. The latter agrees with the version by John of Avignon (Moses b. Samuel of Roccambra רוקאמברא = Roquemaure in S. France) as in no. 2128, fol. 198, but part v differs entirely from his version as well as from that in no. 2125.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 x 7 3/8 in., 22 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

MS. Heb. d. 73/9

Contents

Fols. 16-26
Business letters in Arabic
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Ladino

Fol. 16 headed יום 22 לח̇ אב מנחים שנת ק̇ס̇ח̇ (i.e. ה̇ת̇ק̇ס̇ח̇ as the other datings show) = Aug. 15, 1808, and addressed ליד... שמעון (?) פרנסיס אי קארו, ending שלום יאודה פינטו משה חדאד.

Verso blank.

Fol. 17 same date, addressed to קארו ופרנסיס קונפאנייה, end cut, but the signature seems to be the same as in the next letter.

Verso blank.

Fol. 18. dated Tishri 4, 5569 = Sept. 25, 1808, to the same; signed שלמה שיזאנה קונפאנייה, with a postscript in Spanish at the side, by another hand.

Verso, only the address to the above, in Egypt.

Fol.19 dated Tishri (day obliterated) 5569 = Sept.- Oct. 1808, to the same, signed by the same.

Verso as fol. 18.

Fol. 20 dated Chislev 1, 5569 = Nov. 20, 1808, to and by the same.

Verso blank.

Fols. 21, 22, dated Chislev 3, 5569 = Nov. 22, 1808, to and by the same.

Fols. 21b, 22a address only, as fol. 18b.

Fol. 22b blank.

Fol. 23 dated Chislev 5, 5569 = Nov. 24, 1808, to the same. Signed הצעיר שיזאנה קונפאנייה ס̇ט̇.

Verso, arithmetical calculations.

Fol. 24, a few lines at the beginning of a letter.

Verso scribbling.

Fol. 25, accounts signed הצעיר שיזאנה קונפאנייה.

Verso blank.

Fol. 26, part of the address of a letter as on fol. 18b.

Verso blank.

Physical Description

Maghrebi curs. char.; paper of various sizes, mostly written in columns about 8 x 3 1/4 in., about 30 lines; injured and stained.

History

Origin: Aug. 15 - Nov. 24, 1808 ; Egypt

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C. D. Ginsburg: from the Genizah (?).

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