Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Pococke 181

Oriental Manuscripts Pococke Collection

Contents

Collection of philosophical texts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Edward Pococke's collection of oriental MSS (mostly Armenian, Hebrew and Arabic) was purchased by the Library for £800 in 1692 (see Summary Catalogue, vol. II, p. 1008).

MS. Pococke 181/1

Contents

1. ff. 1r-34v
Baṭalyawsī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad, 1052 or 1053-1127בטליוסי, אבו מחמד עבדאללה בן מחמד, Kitab al-Hadaiq כתאב אלחאדאיק
Colophon: Colophon in on fol. 34v: "ואסתכתבה סעדיה אלאסראילי ולד אלחכים אליה אלמתטבב" .
Language(s): Arabic in Hebrew characters
2. ff. 36r-53v
אל כלאם עלי אל מסאיל אלתלת’
Language(s): Hebrew ?????????????/

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (watermarks similar to Briquet no. 7417, dated 1347-1350, and nos. 6220-6221, dated 1318-1331)
Extent: ff. 53
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script (employing cursive shape of certain letters).

History

Origin: [North Africa?]; [mid-14th century]

MS. Pococke 181/2

Contents

ff. 54r-61v
Avicenna, 980?-1037אבן סינא, אלחסין בן עבדאללה, רסאלה פי אקסאם לעלוס

The fifth of Avicenna's nine letters.

Language(s): Arabic in Hebrew characters

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 8 (fols. 54-61)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.

Hand(s)

Oriental semi-cursive scripts.

History

Origin: [Orient]; [13th century]

Provenance

Purchase notes from [5]247 (1487) and [5]391 (1631) on fol. 54v: "מקנת כספי הצעיר יעקב בכמ"ר יצחק רומאן אדר א שצא"; "מקנת כספי דוד הקטן לבית חזן שנת מ’ה’ ר’ב’ טובך" [=רמ"ז] .

MS. Pococke 181/3

Contents

ff. 62v-154r
Avicenna, 980?-1037אבן סינא, אלחסין בן עבדאללה, al-Ḥikmah al-mashriqīyah אלחכמה אלמשרקיה

See also Fihrist catalogue.

Language(s): Arabic in Hebrew characters

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 93 (fols. 61-154)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.

Hand(s)

Oriental semi-cursive scripts.

History

Origin: [Orient]; [14th century?]

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1334, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1334, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 22148

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 407.
    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. 407.

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