Collection of halakhical texts
1. ff. 1v-11v
, Hilkhot nidah הלכות נדה
Name of the author mentioned on fol. 11v
2. ff. 12r-65v
, Shaʿare Dura שערי דורא
Numerous scribbles on fol. 1r.
Colophon: At the end of the tractate on Niddah: " נשלם זה י"א בסיון קעח"ל " (fol. 11v); " אני אנשל בן הנ"ר זוסלין מווירדא כתבתי ... ל... זוסמן ב"ר נחם הלוי וגמרתי אותו בע"ה קעח"ל " (fol. 25v)
Support: parchment, not qood quality, many holes.
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 195 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.
8 quires of 8 leaves + a leaf (fol.65); + one unfoliated paper flyleaf at the beginning and the end (with watermark). Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening
Commentaries, notes written in smaller characters are inserted into the body of the main text.
Ashkenazi semi-cursive script.
Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, with the gold-tooled coat of arms of Archbisop Laud in the middle; holes for straps.Pastedowns are fragments of a Latin MS.
Origin: [Ashkenaz]; 1417/1418
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscription: "Liber Guil[iel]mi Laud Archiepi[scopi] Cant[uarii] et Cancellarii Universit[atis] Oxon[iensis] 1636" (fol.1v)
Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).
Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 689, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 689, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 20604
Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 689.
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. 689.