Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Bodley Or. 62

Oriental Manuscripts Bodley Oriental


Hebrew Bible: Ezekiel

ff. 3v-130v
Hebrew Bible: Ezekiel נביאים (יחזקאל)

Punctuated. With interlinear Latin translation, and another Latin translation on the outer margins.

The MS begins with a chronology from Adam till the first captivity, in Hebrew and Latin (fols. 1v-2v). Pater noster in Hebrew on fol. 3r.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 132
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.


Main Hebrew text in one column with Latin translation on outer margin.


Ashkenazi square script and Latin script.


Not decorated.


Brown leather binding, blind-tooled.


Origin: [England]; [early 13th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

Given in 1601 by sir John Fortescue(see Summary Catalogue).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 88, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 88, 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 33101


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    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 88.
    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. 88.
    Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, "The knowledge and practice of Hebrew grammar among Christian scholars in pre-expulsion England: The evidence of 'bilingual' Hebrew–Latin manuscripts", in Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval World, ed. Nicholas de Lange (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 107-128.
    Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, "“With that, you can grasp all the Hebrew language”: Hebrew sources of an anonymous Hebrew-Latin grammar from thirteenth-century England", in A Universal Art. Hebrew Grammar across Disciplines and Faiths (Studies in Jewish History and Culture) by Nadia Vidro, Irene E. Zwiep and Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 177-195, esp. 182.