TANHUM BEN JOSEPH YERUSHALMI

MS 2195
MS Short Title TANHUM BEN JOSEPH YERUSHALMI
Text TANHUM BEN JOSEPH YERUSHALMI: THE ADEQUATE GUIDE, AN ALPHABETICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE MISHNEH TORAH OF MAIMONIDES
Description MS in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic on paper, Egypt, 13th c., 38 ff., 20x13 cm, single column, (14x9 cm), 18 lines in an oriental rabbinic Hebrew cursive script.
Binding England, 1900-1940, dark red morocco gilt, sewn on 5 cords.
Context Another MS of the same author and Maimonides is MS 1862.
Provenance 1. The Cairo Genizah, Fustât, Egypt (-ca. 1896); 2. David Solomon Sassoon's Library, Hertfordshire, MS.410 (ca. 1921-1942); 3. David Solomon Sassoon's trustees (1942-1994); 4. Sotheby's 21.6.1994:86 (5th Sassoon sale); 5. Sotheby's 18.6.1996:42.
Commentary This MS is contemporary with the author, Tanhum ben Joseph Yerushalmi (ca. 1220-1291). Second to the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the great Genizah in Cairo is the most significant and evocative source for any fragments of early Hebrew MSS. The Genizah was fully unearthed from 1896. Probably no Egyptian finds, except that of Tutankhamon in 1922, has ever excited the public imagination so much at the time of the discovery. No single source have added so much to our knowledge of early Jewish culture. Literature: D.S. Sassoon: Ohel Dawid, Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the Sassoon Library, London 1932, I, p. 492.
Exhibited XVI Congress of the International Organization for the study of the Old Testament. Faculty of Law Library, University of Oslo, 29 July - 7 August 1998.
See also MS 2547, Encyclopaedia of the writing styles and formats. China, 1307-1367. 13 vols.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 13th c.

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