Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Laud Or. 122

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection

Contents

Miscellany

Physical Description

ff. 210

Binding

Soft parchment binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Owner's inscription on fol. 1r: "Liber Giulielmi Laud Archiepi[scopi] Cantuar[iensis] et Cancellarii Universitatis Oxon[iensis] 1635"

Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).

MS. Laud Or. 122/1

Contents

1. ff. 1r-113v
Ibn Shem Tov, Shem Tov ben Joseph ben Shem Tov, active 15th centuryשם טוב בן שם טוב, Sefer ha-Emunot ספר האמונות
Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 114r-114v
Gerondi, Jacob ben Sheshet, active 13th centuryיעקב בן ששת גירונדי, Meshiv devarim nekhoḥim משיב דברים נכוחים
Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 114v-137r
Naḥmanides, approximately 1195-approximately 1270משה בן נחמן, 1194-1270, Liḳuṭe ḳabalah לקוטי קבלה

Fols. 114v-115r: Exctract on his commentary on 1 Genesis; fols. 115r-116v: On Creationm the rainbowm abd phylacteries; fol. 116v: On prayer according to Jacob ha-Nazir and Abraham ben David

Fols. 117v-124v are blank.

Language(s): Hebrew
4. ff. 138r-140v
Perushim le-agadot ha-Talmud פרושים לאגדות התלמוד
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (watermarks are similar to Briquet no. 3515, dated 1535-1541)
Extent: ff. 1-143
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 150 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

No signatures, catchwords on every verso.

Condition

Good condition.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive scripts.

At least two hands: hand 1: ff. 1-137r; hand 2: ff. 138r-140v middle of line 11 (rest of the page written by hand 1)

Decoration

Not decorated.

Additions:

Blank folios: ff. 117v-124v; 141r-143v

History

Origin: [Italy]; [mid-16th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

Censor's signature: "Visto per me Gio. Dominico Carretto 1608" (fol. 113v).

Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).

MS. Laud Or. 122/2

Contents

ff. 144r-183r
Shats, Hirtsטריביש, נפתלי הירץ, Naftule Elohim niftalti נפתולי אלהים נפתלתי

Printed edition of 1556 Ferrara

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Printed.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).

MS. Laud Or. 122/3

Contents

1. ff. 184r-186r
Gikatilla, Joseph ben Abraham, 1248-ג’קטילה, יוסף בן אברהם, Sod bat Shevaʿ סוד בת שבע
Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 186r-198r
Moses ben Shem Tov, de Leon, 1250-1305ליאון, משה די, Ḥibur ba-ḳabalah (extracts) חבור בקבלה (קטע)
Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 198v-206r
Abulafia, Abraham ben Samuel, 1240-approximately 1292אבולעפיה, אברהם בן שמואל, Ḥaye ha-ʿolam ha-ba (extracts) חיי העולם הבא (קטע)

Fols. 206v-210v are blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (watermarks are similar to Briquet no. 3515, dated 1535-1541)
Extent: 27 leaves (ff. 184-210)
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 150 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

No signatures, catchwords on every verso.

Condition

Good condition.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive script

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [mid-16th century] ]

Provenance and Acquisition

Censors' signatures: "visto per me Gio. Dominico Carretto 1618" (fol. 183v); "Domenico Irosolomitano", Aless[and]ro Scipione 1597" (fol. 205v); "visto per me Gio Dominico Carretto 1608" (fol. 206v)

Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1646, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1646, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 17387

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1646.
    Beit-Arié, Malachi and R.A. May (eds), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I (A. Neubauer’s Catalogue) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), no. 1646.

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