JOSEPH LEGEND, THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH AND JACOB

MS 581
MS Short Title JOSEPH LEGEND, THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH AND JACOB
Text JOSEPH LEGEND, THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH AND JACOB
Description MS in Arabic on paper, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 14th-16th c., 71 ff. (complete), 18x13 cm, single column, (15x11 cm), 11 lines in Arabic naskhi script by several scribes.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1990, green cloth gilt folding case by Aquarius.
Provenance 1. Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai (ca. 16th - 19th c.); 2. Friedrich Grote, Germany (ca. 1900); 3. Walther Adam, Magdeburg and Goslar, S 6 (1918/30-1964); 4. Carl Wilhelm Adam, Goslar (1964-1987); 5. F. Dörling, Hamburg 1.6.1987:35; 6. Wolfgang Görigk, Germany (1989); 7. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary The legend of Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, is based on the account in Genesis. The present text is a translation into Arabic from one of the many Syriac versions. There are 20 MSS from Mt. Sinai in The Schøyen Collection. Besides the monastery's own famous library (4300 MSS), only British Library (8 MSS) and The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg (60 MSS, mostly fragments), have comparable holdings.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 14th-16th Century

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