A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. d. 77

Physical Description

Ff. 20.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 26, 27.

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MS. Heb. d. 77/1

Contents

Fol. 1
Fragment of a scroll containing parts of Exod. 8,24 to 9,16.

Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; brown leather scroll, parts of two columns; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/2

Contents

Fol. 2
Exod. 28,30 to 29,13

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, about 9 x 8 1/2 in., two columns, 20 lines, injured and stained, and verso obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/3

Contents

Fol. 3
Deut. 32,6-36
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char. (cf. early printed char. in Heb.); paper, 8 3/4 x 8 in., 20 and 19 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/4

Contents

Fol. 4
Small fragment of midrash on Gen. 15,6

beg. ...מזלות כדין והאמין ביי̇ דאבטח ליה דיסגי אגרי לעלמא דאתי והאמין ביי̇ בההוא דרגא דאיתיהיב ליה ומתמן הוה ליה זרעא לאולדא בעלמא. ויחשבה לו צדקה ...

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 3/4 in. wide; injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/5

Contents

Fols. 5, 6
Biblical fragments

Two strips, illegible on the recto.

Language(s): Hebrew
Fol. 5 verso
End of Micah, followed by the beg. of the Haftarah for the first day of Succoth (Zech. 14,1-4).
Fol. 6 verso
1 Sam. 15,21-26 (הפטרת זכור)

with vowel points.

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 1 3/4 x 10 1/4 in., 4 lines; much stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/6

Contents

Fol. 7
Liturgical
Language(s): Hebrew
1.

headed שבעתה beg. ב̇ה̇ש̇ את שמחתי הכפיל;

2.

יוצר beg. אתן? סועא? בעמוד קהלכם;

3.

יוצר beg. אתה גלית אוזן עמך אל נורא ואיום;

4.

Verso, headed יום השמיני beg. אמוני מ...עוטרים עטרת;

5.

beg. אראלי מעונים;

6.

מאורות beg. יום ראשון שעבר;

7.

יוצר, same beg., the rest missing, acr?;

8.

זולתך beg. אזעת כהתקבצו כל קהל?;

9.

headed אחר beg. אנשי ... מקרא? ברוך.

Physical Description

Yemen Rabb. char.; paper, probably parts of two leaves originally about 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., 2 columns, 39 lines; much injured and partly illegible.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/7

Contents

Fol. 8
Fragment of a mystical treatise.

A § beg. ועתה אחי ורעי אלופי ומיודעי אל נא תתכשל לרצוץ ... א̇ע̇פ̇ שערכתי לך שלחן ונתתי בידך שלשלת לאסור בה יצרך המקטרג ... לחזק יצרך הטוב. ונתתי לך אבן יקרה לרפאת ... בידך לפיד אש ...

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, (fragment only); much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/8

Contents

Fol. 9
Arabic letter

Address, beg. and end missing. Mentions ר̇ מאיר and ר̇ יהודה who were concerned in a domestic quarrel.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, about 10 x 8 1/2 in., about 14 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/9

Contents

Fol. 10
Letter; Notes
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
Fol. 10a
Appeal in Arabic addressed to certain officials

Beg. בשמ̇ רחמ̇ אקול אנא יפת בר עלי אנני למ.. תפצ̇לא עלי כ̇ג̇ק̇ מר̇ור̇ משה השר...[?ו] כ̇ג̇ק̇ מר̇ור̇ אדונינו ... ראש ישיבה וכ̇ג̇ק̇ מר̇ור̇ עלי הלי החבר ... Mostly illegible.

Verso
Notes on Ezek. 37,16-22; 39,27;

perhaps part of a letter.

Physical Description

Recto in the same hand as fol. 11v.
Verso in the same hand as fol. 11r.
Syr. Rabb. and (verso) Maghrebi curs. char.; paper, about 8 x 8 in., much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/10

Contents

Fol. 11
Fragment of a letter

Verso, 4 lines in the same hand as fol. 10r, illegible.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Recto in the same hand as fol. 10v.
Verso in the same hand as fol. 10r.
Syr. Rabb. and Maghrebi curs. char.; paper, about 8 x 7 in., much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/11

Contents

Fol. 12
Fragment of a letter, in Arabic

to כ̇ג̇ק̇ מר̇ור̇ אברהם סגיל קהל צוען ורצויה בן מ̇ר̇ מבשר ....

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper (fragments only); stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/12

Contents

Fol. 13
Fragment of a book-margin containing an extract from a midrash in Aramaic, mostly quoting the Psalms.

The verso beg. ... דוד מובא אמר דא בשעתא דהוה ... בטיהרא כיון דהוה מתקן ומסדר ... תרחק ואתה כיא דחברותא חדא בלא פירודא ... עטרא בבעלה וכלא בעלמא עילאה ומתמן בעא לסלקא ... ובאין כך אל תרחק לא תסתלק מינה לשבקא לן ...

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Span. ? Rabb. char. (unusual forms); paper (fragment only), obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/13

Contents

Fol. 14

Illegible.

Language(s): Undetermined

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, about 7 1/2 x 7 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/14

Contents

Fol. 15
Arabic fragment

Illegible.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, about 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/15

Contents

Fol. 16
Fragment of an Arabic treatise.

No consecutive passage legible.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 x 5 1/8 in., 12 and 13 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/16

Contents

Fol. 17
Arabic fragment.

No consecutive passage legible. Verso blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in., 20 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/17

Contents

Fol. 18

Illegible.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Germ. Rabb. char.; vellum, 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 in., 30 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

MS. Heb. d. 77/18

Contents

Fols. 19, 20
Spanish fragment
Language(s): Spanish

Physical Description

Latin char.; paper, 8 1/4 x 5 5/8 in., 22 lines; injured and mostly illegible.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought in 1906 through J. Offord. From Egypt.

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