Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 11

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection

Contents

Collection of philosophical texts

Physical Description

ff. 142

Binding

Dark brown leather binding, blind-tooled.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

It belonged to Rabbi Isaac Samuel Reggio's (1784-1855) library, which was purchased en bloc by the Bodleian Library in 1853.

MS. Reggio 11/1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 85
Dimensions (leaf): 296 × 205 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals and from fol. 2 in Hebrew characters (fol. 2= א

Collation

Binding is too tight to see collation. No signatures, some catchwords.

Condition

In good condition.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive script.

Decoration

Diagrams.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [late 16th - early 17th century]

MS. Reggio 11/2

Contents

2. fols. 87r-97r
Avicenna, 980?-1037אבן סינא, אלחסין בן עבדאללה, ha-Shamayim ṿeha-ʿolam (On heavens and earth) השמים והעולם
Language(s): Hebrew
3. fols. 97r-112v
Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344לוי בן גרשום, Supracommentary on Averroës' short commentary on Aristotle's De Generatione et Corruptione פרוש על קצור אבן רשד לספר ההויה וההפסד של אריסטו
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff.27 (fols. 86-112)
Dimensions (leaf): 267 × 189 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals (continuous).

Collation

Binding is too tight to see collation. No signatures, catchwords on every verso.

Condition

Fragile, inkburnt paper.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [ca. 1600]

MS. Reggio 11/3

Contents

Milḥamot HaShem le-Ramḥal

fols. 113r-142v
Luzzatto, Moshe Ḥayyim, 1707-1747לוצאטו, משה חיים, Milḥamot HaShem le-Ramḥal (The Wars of God) מלחמות השם לרמח"ל
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 30 (fols. 113-142)
Dimensions (leaf): 309 × 199 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals (continuous), earlier foliation in Arabic numerals starting from fol. 1 (=fol. 113) has been scored out. Fols. 141-142 are blank.

Condition

Fragile paper.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Rashi script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [late 16th - early 17th 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. 1306, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 1306, 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.

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 22120

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1306.
    מ’ בניהו, כתבי הקבלה שלרמח"ל (ירושלים, תש"ל), עמק 156-157
    Ruderman, David B. “The Receptivity of Jewish Thought to the New Astronomy of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: The Case ofAbraham B. Hananiah Yagel", in Jews in Italy. Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Umberto Cassuto (Jerusalem: Magnes, 1988), 73-93.
    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. 1306.
    Weinstein, Roni, "The Rise of the Body in Early Modern Jewish Society", in The Jewish Body: Corporeality, Society, and Identity in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period, ed. Giuseppe Veltri and Maria Diemling (), 46-52.

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