A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. d. 79

Contents

Biblical fragments.

Physical Description

Ff. 36.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 30, 31.

Availability

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MS. Heb. d. 79/1

Contents

Fols. 1-4
Gen. 37,9 to 43,2

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 9 1/2 x 7 in., 2 columns, 24 lines, stained and slightly injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/2

Contents

Fols. 5, 6
Exod. 14,19 to 15,15 and 25,19 to 26,5.
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Quire mark ח on fol. 5.
Syr. ? squ. char.; vellum, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., 2 columns (except the song), 24 lines. Stained and faded. The 1st column has been inked over again.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/3

Contents

Fol. 7
Lev. 4,2-34

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in., 2 columns, 25 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/4

Contents

Fols. 8, 9
Jos. 17,3 to 19,2, and Jud. 3,25 to 5,15

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; vellum, 11 x 9 in., 2 columns, 30 lines. The points and some letters have been inked over again. Stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/5

Contents

Fols. 10, 11
2 Sam. 12,4 to 13,8 and 19,31-39 and 20,10-18

with Babylonian superlinear punctuation.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; vellum, 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (fol. 11 only half a leaf), 2 columns, 29 lines; injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/6

Contents

Fols. 12-17
2 Samuel

with vowel points, accents and a few masoretic notes.

Language(s): Hebrew
Fols. 12-14
2 Samuel 19,40 to 21,15
Fols. 15-17
2 Samuel 22,45 to 24,21

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in., 18 lines.
Part of the same manuscript as MS. Heb. d. 29, fols. 25, 26.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/7

Contents

Fol. 18
1 Kings 8,9-16

with vowel points and raphe.

Verso blank, perhaps part of a scroll of Haftaroth.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; vellum, 9 1/4 x 8 1/4 in., 13 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/8

Contents

Fols. 19-23
Psalms 105,10 to 132,10.
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; vellum, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., 2 columns, 34 lines.
The text is written in hemistichs within the columns. The writing had faded and has been inked over again. Stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/9

Contents

Fols. 24, 25
Haftaroth

With vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew
fol. 24
2 Sam. 22,33-51, Is. 10,32 to 11,15 (headed ליום שני);
fol. 25
Jonah 4,11, Zech. 14,1-21 (headed לחג הסכות), 1 Kings 8,2-4 (ליום שני).

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 10 x 7 3/4 in., 2 columns, 23 lines; injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/10

Contents

Fol. 26
Leaf of a maḥzor.

All with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Biblical verses for the eve of Shebhu'ot followed by others headed פואסיק בקר חג שבועות.

Verso, similar verses headed מוסף יום חג השבועות.

Physical Description

Syr. squ. char.; paper, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., 19 lines; stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/11

Contents

Fols. 27-32
David Qimhi's ס' השרשים, the end of the article on נחש to נקר

incomplete.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

These leaves fit in between fol. 3 and fol. 4 of No. 2757, which are by the same hand.
Syr. (?) Rabb. char.; vellum, 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in., 28 lines; stained and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/12

Contents

Fol. 33
Astrological fragment in Arabic

beg. אדא כאן אלקמר וצאחב אסלע סאקטין והמא מתצלאן בכואכב סאקמה.... Verso, scribbling.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in., injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/13

Contents

Fol. 34
Letter

beginning missing. Mentions השר ... אפרים הכהן בירבי אברהם and the כניסת הירושלמים.

Verso, continuation (?) of the same, in Arabic.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 1/4 x 8 1/2 in., injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/14

Contents

Fol. 35
Accounts

beg. ...אבו אסחק תלים קמח וולדה סיבאן ... אבו זכרי בן מנשה (?) תלים וולדה ... ארבע אראדב קמח ... ד̇ ויבאת ... ויבה

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Span. curs. char.; paper, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

MS. Heb. d. 79/15

Contents

Fol. 36
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew
A legal document in Arabic, dated A.M. ת̇ש̇פ̇ = 1020 A.D..

The parties are אליה בן אל... and משה בר ח....

Signed by ראובן (?), שלה (?), בר יעקב נתן (? יצחק) בר יוסף, בר יצחק.

Nearly all illegible.

Verso
fragment of liturgy for גשם

badly written and partly obliterated.

Physical Description

The leaf has been used in an oriental binding.

History

Origin: 1020

Provenance and Acquisition

From the Genizah, given in 1910 by A. Cowley.

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