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[Yemenite manuscript consisting of Va-yiḳra, Ba-midbar, Devarim]. = ]חומש תימני כולל ויקרא, במדבר, דברים[.

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Book
157 leaves : paper ; 275 x 205 (195 x 95) mm bound to 285 x 210 mm.
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Standardized Title:
Bible. Pentateuch. Selections.
תורה. קטעים.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Bibles.
Manuscripts, Hebrew -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Language:
Hebrew.
Summary:
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).
Notes:
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.
״נכתבה זאת התורה הטהורה והתמימה, לחבר הטוב והנעים נטע שעשעוים ... סעדיה הלוי ב׳ יהודה הלוי ב׳ יוסף הלוי הידוע אלצעדי ... .״־־קולופון ע׳ 156
Local notes:
Previous ms. numbers: Katch Hb9; Glatzer G304
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Seʻadyah ben Yehudah Altsaʻadi.
Sold as part of the Romanoff Collection.
Formerly held in the Library of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning; gift from the Dropsie College Alumni Association, 1940s.
Contributor:
Daṿid ben Benayah ben Seʻadyah ben Zekharyah, scribe.
Altsaʻadi, Seʻadyah ben Yehudah, former owner.
Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, former owner.
דוד בן בניה בן זכריה, מעתיק.
אלצעבי, סדעיה בן יהודה, בעלים.
Contains:
Bible. Leviticus.
Bible. Numbers.
Bible. Deuteronomy.
OCLC:
957032344