A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

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Ff. 47.

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Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 31-33.

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Fol. 1
Gen. 18,11 to 19,9

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Span. squ. char.; vellum, 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., 2 columns, 25 lines, stained.

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Fols. 2-4
Gen. 21,18 to 23,10 and (fol. 4) 24,14-42.
Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 5
Rashi's commentary on Gen. 31,30-49, but with additions.

On גלעד (verse 47) he quotes ר̇ שמואל בר נחמני.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 9 x 6 1/2 in., 21 lines, much injured.

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Fol. 6
Num. 20,14 to 21,9

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Recto, an addition in the margin;
verso, 1st column has been inked over again, the other is nearly obliterated.
French squ. char.; vellum, 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 in., two columns, 22 lines.

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Contents

Fols. 7-14
Ezek. 1,12 to 10,7

with vowel points and accents.

Some corrections and קרי on the margins.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 15
Psalms 147,12 to 149,9.
Language(s): Hebrew

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Fols. 16, 17
Job 6,14 to 7,10 and (fol. 17) 13,7 to 14,15

with vowel points and accents, and some קרי.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Yemen (?) squ. char.; vellum, 6 5/8 x 7 in., 13 lines.

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Fols. 18-25
Lam. 1,21 to the end of the book, followed (fol. 22v) by Esther 1,1 to 2,22

with vowel points and accents.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. squ. char.; vellum, 8 1/4 x 7 in., 16 lines; slightly injured.

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Contents

Fol. 26
Liturgical

headed מוסף לה ז̇ל̇, beg. יונה שוכבת בינות שפתים;

end: כמעשה ארץ מצרים אשר ישבתם בה, acr. יצחק בן יהודה גיאת.

With vowel points and raphe.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Gr. ? Rabb. char.; vellum, 6 x 5 3/4 in., 17 lines.

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Contents

Fols. 27, 28
Arabic treatise on degrees of relationship.

A partly legible passage is

ומן אלאך אלי אכר אלקום כל אך הנאך פפי מנזלה אול מע אול והם ארבעה. וכל ולד הנאך פפי מנזלה אול מע [תאני] והם עשרה. וכל ולד אלולד פפי מנ[זלה אול מע ת]אלת והם עשרון. אלחאצלין פי מנזלה אול מע תאלת ארבעין שכצא עשרון מן פוק ועשרון מן אספל. ופי מנזלה אול מע תאני עשרון שכצא עשרה מן פוק ועשרה מן אספל. ופי מנזלה אול מע אול ארבעה. ...

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Fol. 27 is illegible.
Fol. 28 is much injured.
Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in., 23 lines.

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Fols. 29, 30
Fragment of mystical theological treatise

beg. ...ישראל [cf. Rashi on Exod. 10,10] רעה נגד פניהם ונתקרע ונהפך להם לדם ברית מילה דכתיב היום גלותי את חרפת מצרים מעליכם גלגלתי (?) גלגלא וגלגלתי ותקנתי שיהא הדם מצוה ובמקום שיש דין אין דין והיינו כששבו בתשובה. ולא כתיב יי̇ צבאות יעץ מי יפר אלא ומי יפר.

On fol. 30 a paragraph beg. כעין החשמל (Ezek. 1,4) פירוש נקרא חשמל על שחש למול ארבע קליפי ערלה. מתוך האש בזכות חנניה מישאל ועזריה מתוך האש שמסרו עצמן לכבושן האש ...

Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 in., 22 lines; much injured.

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Fol. 31
Maimonides י"ד, הלכות שלוחין ושותפין, v. 4-11.
Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 3/4 x 6 in., 19 lines; injured.

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Fols. 32, 33
Illegible.
Language(s): Hebrew

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Fols. 34, 35
Commentary on Mishnah Tamid i and ii.

Cap. ii beg. ראובן אחיו וכו̇ נטלו את המג... המזבח החלו לגרוף את האפר במגרפות ...

No continuous passage.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. Rabb. char.; vellum, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in., 56 lines; very much injured.

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Fol. 36b
Fragment of a responsum (?) on ה' אישות

Extract: אבל אם האש[ה אומרת] לא נבלעתי והאיש אומר בעלתי ולא מצאתי דם והאשה אומרת בתולה שלימה אני וכמו הדבר הזה ... בדיקה לבדוק אותם על פי נשים בקיאות ...

Recto blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. Rabb. char.; paper (half a leaf only), 7 x 5 5/8 in.; injured and stained.

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Fols. 37, 38
Fragment of a commentary (or responsum ?) on ה' ירושה

beg. ואמרו חכמ' הניח בנות גדולות וקטנות אין הגדולות מתפרנסות ... ולא הקטנות נזונות על הגדולות אלא חולקות בשוה. ... אם השיאן אביהן. אבל נשאו הם לאחר [repeated [אבל ... לאחר ולקחו ממון אחר מיתת אביהן.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. Rabb. char.; paper (half leaves only) 5 1/2 x 7 in.; injured and stained.

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Fol. 39b
The beginning of Maimonides' Arabic commentary on Mishnah Hullin i.1

Headed מסכת שחיטה; ending with שהיה דרסה חלדה הגרמה ועיקור וסת (?) בין כלהא פי.

Recto blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 40
Maimonides' Arabic commentary on Eduyoth vi.3 to vii.4

beg. העצם טהור יעני טהור משום אבר, ending אן זוחלים אלמיאה אלסאילה אלמנג̇רה̈ עלי.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Syr. (?) Rabb. char.; paper 8 x 5 7/8 in., 21 lines; injured.

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Fol. 41
A collection of biblical verses, perhaps for liturgical use

beginning with the left hand column containing Ps. 80,1-5; 21-31; 34-39; 1 Chr. 17,9-10 continuing at right angles with 1 Chr. 17,10; 17,13-14; 17,16 followed by a reversed column containing 1 Chr.17,16-17, Ps. 39,2-3, Prov. 26,1; 27,3; 27,22; 29,23; 30,12. In col. 1, 1 Chr. 17,9 is headed דבית דויד; in col. 3, Prov. 26,1 is headed في משלי.

Verso, 2 Chr. 25,3-4; 25,16, and a short note in Arabic illegible. The rest is blank.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

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Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in., stained and obliterated.

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Fol. 42
End of a כתובה.

The man's name appears to be אבו אלפצ̇איל. Dated Elul 1, 1446 [Sel.] = 1135 A.D. in Egypt, by authority of מצליח הכהן ראש ישיבת גאון יעקב, and witnessed by נתן הכהן בר̇ שלמה הכהן נ̇ע̇, אברהם בר ישועה נ̇ע̇, חלפון הלוי ביר̇ מנשה נ̇ע̇. Cf. No. 2873, 8 etc. Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper (torn), 6 1/2 x 6 3/4, obliterated.

History

Origin: 1135 ; Egypt

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Fol. 43
Liturgical; Letter
Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic
Recto
Fragment of a liturgical composition for marriage

beg. (?) ויהי תלדות (?) מיצחק (?) מרוב ששון כי הוא בן אבי אבא ... בן שלש (?) והיא לאחרון וראשון ומעודו לא טעה ולא חטא ולא טעם טעם חאט ולא נכשל בדבור פיהו ולא מלול לשון לפני קדוש שמך יהללוהו שמים וארץ וכל יצירה כי הוא המועיל לכלה וזוכר זכות נעקד כשה... Roughly written in a Syr. curs. hand.

Verso
End of a letter in Arabic naskhi.

Mention is made of a payment to (?)الشيخ ابو سعيد بن عوكل; greetings to اخى ابو الحسن على and all our friends.

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Recto Syr. curs. char., verso naskhi; paper, 8 1/2 x 7 1/8 in., injured and stained.

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Fol. 44
End of a business letter

very incorrectly written by a person who was more familiar with Arabic than with Hebrew. He had to go to קסיא with Jacob Cohen to receive payment. He mentions dealings in salt with כהר̇ Elisha and המשומד יחיא who went to the qadhi (קדי) Abd-al-baqi and the lawyer (פקי = فقيه) Abd-al-majid about it.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Or. Rabb. char. (with some Italian features); paper, 8 x 4 1/4 in., injured.

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Fol. 45
Fragment of a letter in Arabic.

No name or date. Verso blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 47
Seven lines scribbled in Arabic.

The rest blank.

Verso, a little scribbling only.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

The leaf is palimpsest, the original writing being also in Arabic, apparently in a Spanish square character, but illegible.
vellum, 7 x 7 in., stained.

History

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