HEBREW GRAMMAR

MS 1866
MS Short Title HEBREW GRAMMAR
Text MESHULLAM EZOVI: HEBREW GRAMMAR, AGUDDAT EZOV
Description MS in Hebrew on paper, North Africa, 15th c., 6 ff., 16x11 cm, single column, (12x9 cm), 25 lines in a north African semi-cursive Hebrew book script.
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Provenance 1. The Cairo Genizah, Fustât, Egypt (-ca. 1896); 2. David Solomon Sassoon's Library, Hertfordshire, MS.532 (1921-1942); 3. David Solomon Sassoon's trustees (1942-1994); 4. Sotheby's 21.6.1994:53 (5th Sassoon sale).
Commentary Meshullam Ezovi (13th c.) from Béziers in Provence, brother of the poet Jehoseph Ezovi, settled in Spain, where he wrote the present text and probably a commentary on the Torah, the Sefer ha-Ezovi, both still unpublished. MSS of the Aguddat Ezov are very rare. 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. Literature: D.S. Sassoon: Ohel Dawid, Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the Sassoon Library, London 1932, I, p. 485.
Published
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.
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Boxing
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Place of origin North Africa
Dates 15c AD

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