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[Matsdar for the Sabbath of the reading Aḥare mot] : manuscript.

Author/Creator:
Albaradani, Joseph, ca. 925-ca. 999.
Other Title:
Part of a collection of matsdarim for Aḥare mot
Publication:
[Orient, 11th century-12th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : torn, losses from the lower end.
Paper 15.2 X 14.6 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 2 (recto) 13 extant (verso).
Subjects:
Piyutim.
Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew.
Language:
Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. Hebrew Oriental semi-square.
Notes:
In the first poem each verse starts a new line, but this structure is neglected in the second; verse endings denoted by a punctus.
The first folio of the booklet, the recto is the title page, includes only the title: פרשת אחרי מות תקאל\ לפרחיה הכהן בר טרפון נ״ע (the second line is in a different hand than the first).
The verso starts the Matsdar ויהי כל פועל בזרוע רמה. Seven verses, monorhymed רון-, that form the acrostic signature פרחיה.
Heading: אחר ליוסף. Joseph Albaradani’s Matsdar יהי אור אמר ראשון ואחרון. Published from other ms. sources, by T. Beeri, ha-Ḥazan ha-gadol asher be-Vagda / Tova Beeri [ed.]. Jerusalem : Makhon Ben-Tsevi, 2002, p. 229.
See Mann, The Jews of Egypt, 1922, vol. II p. 169, a similar Matsdar booklet in which our Peraḥyah appears on the title page as the owner or copyist. He also appears in Cambridge TS 24.74, a document dated 1104 in Fustat, and signed on another, Cambridge TS 8J 11.15, of the court of Matsliaḥ ha-Kohen Gaon (1127-1139). The signature there is identical to ours here, so Peraḥyah may also be the copyist or owner of this booklet.
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).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 291
IMHM, no. F38399
Contributor:
Peraḥyah ben Ṭarfon, ha-Kohen. , Owner
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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