Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 13

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection


Collection of astrological and astronomical texts

1. ff. 1r-84v
Sefer ha-Kolel ספר הכולל

Mainly extracts from Abraham ibn Ezra's astrological treatises

Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 1r-84v
Arnaldus, de Villanova, -1311ארנלדוס מוילהנובה, Panim be-mishpaṭ פנים במשפט

Hebrew translation of Capitula Astrologiae by Solomon ben Abraham Avigdor ( אבהרם בן שלמה אביגדור )

Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 1r-84v
Sefer ha-Teḳufah ספר התקופה

Astronomical rules, contains extracts from Abraham ibn Ezra's works

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 84
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.


ix quires: i-viii 10, ix 8-2 (2 unfoliated, blank leaves at the end) no signatures catchwords on every verso.


Good condition.


Sephardi semi-cursive script.


Parchment binding.


Origin: [early 17th century]

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.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. i, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 2028, Catalogueof the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 2028), 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 19313


    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 2028.
    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. 2028.
    Sela, Shlomo, "Sefer ha-Tequfah: an unknown treatise on anniversary horoscopy by Abraham Ibn Ezra," Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism 9, no. 2 (2009): 241-254
    Freudenthal, Gad, ed. Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 278-279, n.166.
    Sela, Shlomoh, Abraham Ibn Ezra on nativities and continuous horoscopy : a parallel Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of nativities and the Book of revolution (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 78.