[Collected liturgical poems in honor of the bridegroom] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Part of a collection of wedding poems
Epithalamia for bridegroom
[Orient, 12th century-13th century?]
2 fols. (bifolium: recto=1r|2v; verso=2r|1v): non-consecutive, complete; torn, faded.
Paper 19.7 X 13.5 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: lines: 20 (recto), 21 (verso).
Marriage customs and rites, Jewish.
Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew.
Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Verse endings denoted by a period; lead word of refrain denoted by a superlinear bar.
Fol. 1. A. Strophes מ-ת of אורך חתן יזרח כירח. . A complete version is found in Oxford Bodleian Heb. f. 58 (Cowely 2853, 9) fols. 45-47, where it follows אורך חתן יאיר, attributed to R. Seʹadyah Gaʾon (Davidson, TMHP 2036א; Sidur Rav Seʹadyah Gaʹon / Israel Davidson [ed]. Yerushalayim : Meḳitse nirdamim, 1963. p. 423-425). These two piyyutim share an identical refrain and scheme (alphabetized strophes of six short verses, the last of which is biblical).
B. Heading אחר לחתן. The first five strophes of יפהפייה וחמודה כמרגלית וכפתדה (TMHP vol. IV 309י). The same refrain and structure as the preceding. A complete version is annexed to the Oxford fragment mentioned above, the verses form the acrostic signature ינון בירבי צמח צמח בירבי ינון (see Zulay, Sinai XXVIII, 1951, p. 167).
Fol. 2 C. The last 7 four-verse strophes of שמו ינון נגלה לממדבר עולה. A complete version is found in the Oxford fragment, the strophes form the acrostic signature שמריה הכהן.
D. אשתך כגפן פוריה (the refrain הללויה הללויה). Alphabetized strophes of two verses. Monorhymed יה- .
E. Heading אחר. The first lines of the next poem, completely illegible save for the beginning: איתן ואב.
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. 300
IMHM, no. F38399
Saʹadia ben Joseph, 882-942. , Attributed name
Yanon ben Tsemaḥ, 11th cent.
Shemaryah ben Aharon, ha-Kohen, 12th/13th cent.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
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Cairo Genizah Collection
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