[Judeo-Arabic treatise on prayer] : manuscript.

[Orient, 12th century-13th century?]
2 fols. : fol. 1, losses at corners; fol. 2 lacking lower half and upper exterior corner.
Paper 17.1 X 13 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: left rule occasionally justified by cramping exceeding word between lines columns: lines: 17-18.
Prayer -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800.
Judaism -- Liturgy -- Early works to 1800.
Minyan -- Early works to 1800.
Gaonic literature.
Judeo-Arabic and Aramaic. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Text breaks denoted by a sof pasuḳ plus a space.
Fragments from a treatise on prayer including much Talmudic citations. The first fol. is similar in style to the general preface of the Judeo-Arabic monographs of R. Saʹadia Gaon and Samuel ben Ḥofni Gaon.
It deals with the general principle and value of the minyan, based on Sanhedrin 2a and Berakhot 8a. Fol. 2 is more legalistic, methodically describing the variant conditions (שרט) that effect the law of repeating the ʻAmidah after mistaken omission, based on Berakhot 29b.
Among the known Gaonic monographs, the content here is most fitting to Samuel ben Ḥofni Gaon's Kitab al-ʹimma, a title found in a booklist published by Schechter: Saadyana / S. Schechter {ed.]. Cambridge : Deighton and Bell, 1903, p. 54, or perhaps the Treatise on prayer compsed by Samuels son Israel (see below, 168).
Six consecutive folios from the same ms. including segments of chapters XXIV and XXV of the Treatise, are New York JTSA ENA 2599.
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Cited in:
Halper, no. 167
IMHM, no. F38399
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
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Cairo Genizah Collection
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