Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Laud Or. 103

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection

Contents

Miscellany

Physical Description

ff. 166

Binding

Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, repaired; gold-tooled coat of arms of Archbishop Laud in the middle.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Notes on fol. (x)v: "Sepher Yetzirah. Hoc est liber formationis scilicet Mundi cum scholiis Rabbi Mosis filii Nahman. Iste liber quidam qui sic incipit propter bona, et propter retributionies multas et magnas reuelatas, et abscinditas etc."; "... traditiones de Abrahamo ... R. Akiba."; "Liber Guilielmi Laud Archiepi[scopi] Cantuar[iensis] et Cancellarii Uniuersitatis Oxon[iensis] 1633"

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

MS. Laud Or. 103/1

Contents

ff. 1r-14r
Naḥmanides, approximately 1195-approximately 1270משה בן נחמן, Commentary on the Sefer Yetsirah פרוש ספר יצירה
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

[Physical description in printed catalogue]
Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.
Foliation: 2 quires of 8 leaves.

Collation

Latin characters. Catchwords at the lower margin of every verso.

Hand(s)

Fol. 7 line 21-14r by a different hand.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy?]; [end of 15th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

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

MS_Laud Or. 103/2

Contents

ff. 17r-166v
Allemanno, Johanan ben Isaac, approximately 1435-approximately 1504אלמנו, יוחנן בן יצחק, Commentary on the Song of Songs

Divided into two parts:

  • ff. 17r-129r: Introduction to the commentary called The Song of Solomon’s Ascent שיר המעלות לשלמה "
  • ff. 129r-166v: The commentary called Ḥesheḳ Shlomoh (The Delight of Solomon) חשק שלמה : פרוש שיר השירים

This philosophical commentary was composed at the instigation of

Language(s): Hebrew
Critical edition: A.M. Lesley, The Song of Solomon’s Ascent (PHD Thesis, Berkeley 1976)

Physical Description

[Physical description in printed catalogue]
Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.
Foliation: 15 quires of 10 leaves.

Collation

Latin characters at the beginnig of the quires, Hebrew characters at the end of the quires. Catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening.

Hand(s)

Italian semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [end of 15th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

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. 1535, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1535, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 16903

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1535.
    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. 1535.

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