Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 43

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection

Physical Description

ff. 103

Binding

Half bound, blind-tooled, violet textile.

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 43/1

Contents

Collection of astrological and astronomical texts

ff. 1r-41v
Duran, Profiat, approximately 1350-approximately 1415דורן, שמעון בן צמח, 1361-1444, Heshev ha-ʾefodחשב האפד
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper with outer and inner sheets of quires made of parchment (watermarks similar to Briquet no. 13932, dated 1393 and 1397 [also 1389-1420])
Extent: ff. 41
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.

Collation

no signatures catchwords on almost every verso

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Sephardi semi-cursive and cursive script.

Semi cursive script fols. 1r-37v

cursive script fols. 37v-41v

Fol. 25 by another hand.

Decoration

Diagrams inserted into the body of the text (fols. 8r, 10v)

History

Origin: [Provence?]; [ca. 1400]

MS. Reggio 43/2

Contents

ff. 42r-48v
Duran, Profiat, approximately 1350-approximately 1415דורן, יצחק בן משה, Heshev ha-ʾefod

Completition of previous by Baer Goldberg. Note at the beginning: 'Suppl. ad Cod. Reggio 43'

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 10 (fols. 42r-49(iii)v)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals, continuation of the previous part, four leaves are numbered as fol. 49 (fol. 49(iv) belogns to Part 3

Collation

no signatures no catchwords

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Rashi script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: ca. 1853

MS. Reggio 43/3

Contents

ff. 50v-64v
Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ʻAbbās al-Zahrāwī, -1013?זהראוי, כ’לף בן אלעבאס, Sefer ha-ḥefets ha-shalem (Book 2)החפץ השלם (ספר ב)

Translated from the Arabic by Meshullam ben Yonah

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

[Physical description in printed catalogue]
Form: codex
Support: paper, watermarks: Briquet no. 8186, dated 1328
Extent: ff. 15 (fols. 49(iv)-64)
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals, continuous with previous item; fol. 49(iv) later sheet to divide the different sections of the volume, text starts on fol. 50r

Collation

1 quire of 12 leaves + 2 leaves no signature catchword at the end of quire

Layout

Main text in one column. Ruling in pencil is visible.

Hand(s)

Italian semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [early 14th century]

MS. Reggio 43/4

Contents

4. ff. 65r-68r
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204משה בן מימון, 1138-1204, Guide for the Perplexed (Moreh Nevukhim, 3:27-29)מורה נבוכים (חלק ג פרק כז-כט) ‬

End is incomplete, scribal note in the lower margin of fol. 68r: אין יותר בהעתק

Language(s): Hebrew
5. ff. 68v-69r
Philosophico-mystical fragmentקטע בקבלה ‬

Beginning with scribal note in upper margin: מצאתי בספר אחר , text starts with אתה בן אדם דע והבן והשכל בסוד האמתי המורה על סוד מציאות חלקי העולם

Language(s): Hebrew
5. ff. 69v-73v
Fārābīפראבי, מחמד בן מחמד אבו נצר, Treatise on the soul (Maʾamar be-mahut ha-nefesh)מאמר במהות הנפש

Translated from the Arabic by Zerahiah ben Isaac ben Shealtiel.

In the lower margin of fol. 73r: רגלי עמדה במישור (Ps. 26:12)

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Very think paper (fragments of watermarks on upper margin of fol. 67 abd 71 [not conjugate leaves] perhaps similar to Briquet no. 8322, dated 1319)
Extent: ff. 9
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals, continuous with previous parts

Collation

1 quire of 10-1 leaves (or 8+1) no signature no catchwords

Layout

Text in one column. Pricking and ruling is visible.

Hand(s)

Italian cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

History

Origin: [Italy]; [ca. 1300]

MS. Reggio 43/5

Contents

ff. 74v-103r
Judah ben Moses ben Ḥayim ha-Sefaradiיהודה בן משה בן חיים הספרדי ‬, Treatise on the sciencesחבור על המדעים
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper,the outer sheet of the first quire made of parchment.
Extent: ff. 30 (fols. 74-103)
Dimensions (leaf):
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals, continuation of previous section of the MS.

Collation

x quires + 2 leaves inner/outer leaf of quire no signature catchwords on fol. 87v

Condition

Leaves are very loose, partially detached from collation, fragile.

Layout

Text in one column.

Hand(s)

Byzantine semi-cursive script.

Decoration

Not decorated.

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. 2047, Catalogueof the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 2047), and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 19332

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 2047.
    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. 2047.

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