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MS. Oppenheim 248

Oriental Manuscripts Oppenheim Collection


Talmud Bavli, Seder Nashim (Yevamot and Ḳidushin)

ff. 1r-391v
Talmud Bavli, Seder Nashim (Yevamot and Ḳidushin) תלמוד בבלי סדר נשים (יבמות וקדושין)

With Tosafot and extracts from the Mordekhai.

Fol. 1 is hardly legible; end of Yevamot is missing.

fols. 1r-254r: Masekhet Yevamot; fols. 255v-391v: Masekhet Ḳidushin

Colophon: Brief colophon fol. 254r: הדרן עלך האשה וסליקא מסכתא חזק לוי

Scribal note on fol. 254r (parially trimmed of, copied by later hand underneath): חסר כאן מעט לא מצא טופס

Numerous marginal notes (scribal and by later hands), binder left them when trimming. Some Yiddish marginal notes (e.g. fol. 183r). Many of these later marginal notes are erased (e.g. fols. 191r, 220v, 263r)

Numerous scribbles and doodles (e.g. fols. 24v, 87r, 254v, 255r)

Fols. 129, 165 are mutilated, bottom margin has been cut out

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 391
Dimensions (leaf): 216 × 167 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.


no signatures no catchwords


Good condition


Main text (Talmud) in one column surrounded by the commentary.


Ashkenazi square and semi-cursive script.


Engaved title page, added later.

Text in the form of carmina figurata (e.g. fols. 15r, 137v, 236v, 317r)


White leather binding, blind-tooled, holes of clasps


Origin: [Northern Italy]; [mid-15th century (after 1429)]

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership inscriptions: [...] [...] Shmuel (fol. 1r); אני אהרן בר יצחק הלוי שלי מקʺק אייכישלן (fol. 6v)); )?) נתן בר יעשיʹ יצחק בר אהרן (fol. 66v); אשר בר חיים זל מקק אייסרליץ ; זה סיפר שייך [...] (fol. 179r); אני האנדל בר ישראל שליט (fols. 183r, 213v); ... מקק קעלין probably an ownership note trimmed off (fol. 206v); purchase notes: ... בזה אשר קניתי קניין כספי מאלמנה אשת דודי זל ... ... הרר אברהם זל בעתʺנ הדר בעיר מולדתי בקʺק קייע(?) (fol. 254v); ראיתי אנשי רעות שקונים ספרים בלא מעות. רק בי אצבעות. לכן חתמתי את שמי שלא יבא אחד מן השוק ויעשה צוק. נאום ברוך בן כמרʺר שלמה המכונה [קלמן?] נכתב ביום הʹ פרשת וישלח ... (fol. 255r)

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 367, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 367,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

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    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 367.
    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. 367.