Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Oppenheim 35

Oriental Manuscripts Oppenheim Collection


Rashi's Torah commentary

ff. 1r-106r
Rashi, 1040-1105; שלמה בן יצחק (רש"י), Perush ha-Torah (Torah commentary) פרוש התורה לרש"י

Numerous marginal notes.

Colophon: Colophon of the scribe Yitsḥaḳ bar Yehudah on fol. 106r: "ושלי הוא יצחק יהודה ב"ר וכתבתיהו וסיימתיהו בר"ח כסליו שנת חמשת אלפים ומאה וששים ותשע לבריאת עולם"
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 106
Dimensions (leaf): 281 × 219 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.


Quires of mostly 8 leaves, no signatures catchwords at the end of the quires, some have been trimmed off.


Text in two columns.


Ashkenazi semi-cursive and cursive script.


Carmina figurata (fols. 74r, 74v, 106r)

Diagram (fol. 90r)

Additions: Second front flyleaf is a parchment charter of Pope Julian II concerning the St Catherine Church at Oppenheim and another one in Trier. The document is dated to January 1506. It mentions among others Berthold von Mainz (or Berthold von Henneberg, 1441-1504), the archbishop of Mainz. Illegible text on the recto of this leaf by a much later hand. Eightteenth-century (?) engraved title page with incorrect date (5149 instead of 5169) with the figures of Moses and Aaron, numbered as '264'.


Light brown leather binding, blind-tooled.


Origin: [Ashkenaz]; 1408

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership inscriptions by the scribe's son, Shlomoh bar Yitsḥaḳ: "אני שלמה בר יעקב" (fol. [ii]v that is a parchment charter); "משולם בר יצחק זל..." (fol. 1r, beginning of the inscription was trimmed off); "שליזאת הפרישה מחומש וכתיבת אבא מורי ז"ל נאום הצעיר משלם בר’ יצחק ז"ל המכונה קוופמן היימבך" . Onwership inscription by Naftali bar Yaʿaḳov

It belonged to David Oppenheimer's (1667-1735) library, which was purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1829.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 188, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 188,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 16252


    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 188.
    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. 188.