MORNING LITURGY & 2 POEMS

MS 1865
MS Short Title MORNING LITURGY & 2 POEMS
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  1. LITURGY FOR THE MORNING SERVICE OF THE NEW YEAR, YOZER LE'ROSH HA'SHANA
  2. ELEAZAR KALIR: ADIREI AYUMAH, POEM
  3. ELEAZAR KALIR: MELECH BE'MISHPAT YAAMID ERETZ, POEM
Description MS in Hebrew on paper, Syria?, 13th c., 7 ff., 19x14 cm, single column, (15x10 cm), 16-17 lines in an oriental semi-cursive Hebrew script.
Binding  England, 1920-1942, in brown cloth.
Provenance 1. The Cairo Genizah, Fustât, Egypt (-ca. 1896); 2. David Solomon Sassoon's Library, Hertfordshire, MS.223 (1920-1942); 3. David Solomon Sassoon's trustees (1942-1994); 4. Sotheby's 21.6.1994:17 (5th Sassoon sale).
Commentary Rabbi Eleazar Kalir, the great liturgical poet, probably lived in Tiberias, ca. 6th-7th c. 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 has added so much to our knowledge of early Jewish culture. 
Published D.S. Sassoon: Ohel Dawid, Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the Sassoon Library, London 1932, I, p. 272. 
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. 
Place of origin Syria
Dates 13c AD

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