Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Laud Or. 324

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection


Torah with Targum Onḳelos

ff. 1v-
Pentateuch תורה

With Targum Onḳelos after each verse. On the margins the small masorah with some additions, such as Num. 4. מפי החזן מטרוייש . The larger masorah ceases on Gen. 16; it is to be found again on Ex. 14:15 and a few lines at the end of Numbers and the beginning of Deut.

On fol. 60 an extract from Targum Yerushalmi, different from the edn., ed. from this MS by A. Epstein in REJ 30 (1895): 46-47.

Copied by Simḥah b. Judah of Nuremberg, who copied the Worms Mahzor in 1272 (MS Jerusalem JNUL 4° 781/1). The vocalizer-Masorete's name was probably Baruch (pointed out in the masorah on fol. 16v).

Colophon: "הסופר שמחה לא יוזק"
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 264
Dimensions (leaf): 528 × 377 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals; no folios marked 77 or 101; fol. 199 is double.


Hair side/flesh side are indistinguishable, pricking, ruling are often visible.


Ashkenazi square script


Not decorated.


Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, with the gold-tooled coat of arms of Archbisop Laud in the middle; holes for straps.


Origin: [Germany]; [about 1272]

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership inscription: "Liber Guil[ie]lmi Laud Archiepi[scopi] Cant[uariensis] et Cancellarii Universitatis Oxon[iensis] 1634" (fol. 1v); Small round stamp of the Bibliotheca Bodleiana on every recto.

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. 25, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 25, 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 33038


    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 25.
    A. Epstein in REJ 30 (1895): 46-47
    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. 25.