MS. Huntington 98
Oriental Manuscripts Huntington Collection
Bet Elohim by Moses Almosnino
Commentary on the Sefer Kadur ha-ʿOlam (=Maʾareh ha-ʾOfanim), the Hebrew translation of Johannes Sacro Bosco's Sphaera Mundi
According to colophon it was written by the scribe for himself and finished on Rosh Hodesh Shvat 5324 (1574 CE). The name of the scribe is hardly legible, according to JNUL, it is חיים עמרם
Text in one column.
Sephardi semi-cursive script.
Fol. 44v: coloured illustration of an astrolabe
Fols. 97r-100v: diagrams
Half bound, marble paper.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscription: "מכסף מקנתי ... יצחק ב"ר שלמה קארא" (fol. 2r). Fol. 1r: list of money taken by the owner to Jerusalem.
It belonged to the oriental collection of Robert Huntington (1636/7-1701), and was bought in 1693 together with 645 other MSS for £752 10s.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 19323