Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 26

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection

Physical Description

ff. 136

Binding

Brown leather binding (in-house?).

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 26/1

Contents

Collection of kabbalistic texts

ff. 1v-63v
ha-Shaʿarim השערים
Colophon: Colophon on fol. 63v: "וכתבתי זה השערים אני יחיא בר’ שלמה הידוע בן אלדהאן ס"ט"
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (watermark is similar to Briquet no. 11137, dated 1498)
Extent: ff. 63
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabi numerals.

Collation

3 quires: i 16, ii-iii 24 no signatures catchwords on every verso

Layout

Main text in one column.

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [North Africa]; [ca. 1500]

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 26/2

Contents

ff. 65r-136v
Moses ben Shem Tov, de Leon, 1250-1305(attributed to)ליאון, משה די, Sefer ha-Shem ספר השם
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 71 (fols. 65r-136v)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation is continuous, in Arabic numerals.

Collation

no signatures catchwords on every verso.

Layout

Main text in one column.

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [North Africa]; [ca. 1500]

Provenance

Ownership inscriptions on fol. 65r, some of them have been erased, but two are legible.: "מקנת כספי לוי בן שלמה אלטויל יוסף הכהן", "יצחק גארסון"

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. 2396, Catalogueof the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 2396), 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 21676

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 2396.
    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. 2396.
    Wolfson, Elliot R., "Anonymous Chapters of the Elderly Master of Secrets. New Evidence for the Early Activity of a Zoharic Circle" Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 19 (2009), pp. 143-278.

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