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CAJS Rar Ms 242 - [Yemenite manuscript consisting of Va-yiḳra, Ba-midbar, Devarim]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: CAJS Rar Ms 242 - [Yemenite manuscript consisting of Va-yiḳra, Ba-midbar, Devarim]
Bible. Pentateuch. Selections.
[Yemenite manuscript consisting of Va-yiḳra, Ba-midbar, Devarim].
Physical description:
157 leaves : paper ; 275 x 205 (195 x 95) mm bound to 285 x 210 mm.
Includes Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (f. 1-154), based on the Aaron Ben Asher masoretic text; poem "Shiru l'Adonai shir emunah yotsrah etselo amanah ṿe-ʻad lo nosdah" (f.155); 2 colophons (f. 156 recto and verso).
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, iii (modern) + 157 + iii (modern); [i, 1-106, 108, 107, 109-156], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.
Layout: Written in 20 lines.
Script: Writen in square Temanic script, by Daṿid ben Benayah ben Seʻadyah ben Zekharyah and possibly additional hands, vocalized and punctuated. Masorah is written on each page on upper, lower and outer margins, in the latter in a zigzag form (f. 2-152); text unvocalized and lacking masorah (f. 153-154); the writing at the beginning and at the end looks later.
Binding: Modern leather, blind-tooled.
Origin: Written in Yemen in 1509 (Menachem Glatzer).
"Nikhtevah zot ha-Torah ha-ṭohorah ṿeha-temimah le-ḥaver ha-ṭov ṿeha-naʼim neṭaʻ shaʻashuʻim... Seʻadyah ... b.Yehudah . b.Yosef ha-yaduʻa al-Tsaʻadi ... ."--Colophon (leaf 156 recto)
David Sasson ascibes authorship of the the poem "Shir l'Adonai shir emunah" to Benayah ben Seʻadyah ben Zekharyah (Ohel Daṿid, 1943, v. 2, p. 605). M. Beit-Arye acribes authorship of the poem to "Mosheh" (Sefer Haberman, 1977, p. 37-150).
Item cataloged from digital facsimile and existing description.
Manuscript location:
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies University of Pennsylvania CAJS Rar Ms 242
Vernacular script:
תורה. קטעים.
]חומש תימני כולל ויקרא, במדבר, דברים[.
״נכתבה זאת התורה הטהורה והתמימה, לחבר הטוב והנעים נטע שעשעוים ... סעדיה הלוי ב׳ יהודה הלוי ב׳ יוסף הלוי הידוע אלצעדי ... .״־־קולופון ע׳ 156
דוד בן בניה בן זכריה, מעתיק.
אלצעבי, סדעיה בן יהודה, בעלים.
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