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1. ff. 1r-6r
Avraham ha-Bavliאברהם הבבלי, Sefer ha-Shorashim ספר השרשים
Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 6r-10v
List of homonyms found in the Moses ibn Ezra's Sefer ha-ʿAnaḳ רשימות המלים בעלות יותר ממשמעות אחת שבסופי השורות בס’ הענק למשה אבן עזרא


Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 11r-230(ii)v
Parḥon, Salomon ben Abraham ibn, active 12th centuryפרחון, שלמה בן אברהם, Maḥberet ha-ʿArukh מחברת הערוך

The name Samuel is pointed out on fols. 33r, 62v, and 99v.

Language(s): Hebrew
4. ff. 232r-237v
List of homonyms found in Moses ibn Ezra's Sefer ha-Tarshish רשימת המלים בעלי יותר ממשמעות אחת שבס’ התרשיש למשה אבן עזרא

Sefer ha-Tarshish also known as Sefer ha-ʿAnaḳ.

Language(s): Hebrew
5. ff. 237v-255r
Alphabet of Ben Sira אלפא ביתא דבן סירא
Language(s): Hebrew and Aramaic
6. ff. 256r-290r
Berechiah ben Natronai, ha-Nakdan, active 12th century-13th centuryברכיה בן נטרונאי הנקדן, Mishle shuʻalim משלי שועלים
Language(s): Hebrew
7. ff. 290v-291v
Aggadic legends מעשיות
Language(s): Hebrew
8. ff. 291v-300r
Mishle Sendebar משלי סנדבר
Language(s): Hebrew
9. ff. 300r-339v
Aggadic legends מעשיות
Language(s): Hebrew
10. ff. 340r-346v
Divre ha-yamim le-Mosheh Rabenu דברי הימים למשה רבינו
Language(s): Hebrew
11. ff. 346v-352r
Midrash Aśeret ha-Dibrot (Midrash on the Ten Commandments) מדרש עשרת הדברות
Language(s): Hebrew
12. ff. 352r-356r
Midrash ṿa-Yoshaʿ מדרש ויושע
Language(s): Hebrew
13. ff. 356r-358v
Igerot shel Dibrot אגרות של דברות
Language(s): Hebrew
14. ff. 358v-361r
Otot aśar milḥamot melekh ha-Mesiaḥ אותות עשר מלחמות מלך המשיח
Language(s): Hebrew
15. ff. 361r-363v
Menaḥem ben Perets ha-Ḥebroniמנחם בן פרץ החברוני, Masaʿ be-erets Yiśaʾel מסע בארץ ישראל
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 363
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals. Fol. 230 is double, fols. 231r and 231v are blank.


Text in one column.


Ashkenazi square and semi-cursive script.

Ashkenazi semi-cursive script: nos. 2, 4-14.

Ashkenazi square script: nos. 1 and 3.


Brown leather binding.


Origin: [North Campagne (France)]; [mid-13th century (after 1215, mentioned in no. 15)]

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership inscriptions: John Grandison, Bishop of Exeter (1328-1369), partly erased(fols. 1r, 363v); "Ro: Cotton Conningtonensis" (fol. 1r)

Given to the Library in 1603 by Sir Robert Cotton

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1466, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1466, 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

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    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1466.
    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. 1466.