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MS. Laud Or. 182

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection


Tefilot u-veḳashot (Prayers)

ff. 1r-260v
Tefilot u-veḳashot (Prayers)תפלות ובקשות

Includes inter alia, a prayer beginning בשם הʹ אלהי ישראל (fol. 8v, Davidson, Thesaurus 1845ב), a list of signs of the zodiac and angels ruling over the days of the week(fol. 255v), prayers for travellers including two attributed to Nahmanides, one of them on his journey to Palestine (fol. 259r). On fol. 254v, בקשה, בנויה על שבעים ושנים שמות ...מתפלתו של רʹ נחוניה ז"ל begining ואתה הוא ושנותיך יחיד attributed by Davidson (Thesaurus 85ו) to the 18th-century scholar Ḥ J. D. Azulai! אלהי רוממתני (fol.255r) attributed to Solomon ibn Gabirol.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 260
Dimensions (leaf): 145 × 100 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numeral. Fol. 250 is bound upside down and most probably not in its original place.


catchwords on every verso


Binding needs repair.


Italian square script, fols. 249r, 251r-260r: Italian (semi)-cursive script by the same hand.


Not decorated.


Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, repaired in the past.


Origin: [Italy]; [late 16th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

Owner's inscription on fol. ii v: "Liber Guilielmi 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).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1197, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1197, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


MSS R.R. Film No. F 16657


    Kennicott, Benjamin, Dissertatio generalis in Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum: cum variis lectionibus, ex codicibus manuscriptis et impressis. Recudi curavit et notas adiecit Paulus Iacobus Bruns. Brunovici: Orphanotrophei, 1783.
    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1197
    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. 1197