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[Ethical poem, Ashre adam, matsa ḥokhmah] : manuscript.

Author/Creator:
Elhanan ben Shemariah, -1026.
Other Title:
Ashre adam, matsʾa ḥokhmah
Publication:
[Orient, 11th century-12th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : complete, folded widthwise at center.
Parchment 29.4 X 11.4 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: left rule is justified by stretching [r] of rhyme columns: 1 lines: [39] (recto); 21 (verso).
Language:
Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental square hand vocalization (Tiberian).
Notes:
Recto had 39 lines (Halper); the poem ends in the middle of the verso, the remainder is blank. Each verse starts a new line, verse endings are signified by a period; some words vocalized.
A complete copy of Elḥanan ben Shemaryahu's Ethical poem אשרי אדם מצא חכמה (Davidson, Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry, v.1 n. 8358). Sixty verses that rhyme רים-. The acrostic signature of the first fifteen verses reads אלחנן בירבי שמריה.
On the author, see E. Bareqet, Shafrir Mitsraim, 1995, p. 153-164 (Fustat on the Nile, Leiden, 1999, p. 220).
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).
Adler.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 312
IMHM, no. F38400
Publications about:
Published from this source, with introduction and annotation by I. Davidson, Jewish Quarterly Review, v. N.S 4 (1913/1914) pp. 53-60; Abramson: Ba-merkazim uva-tefutsot bi-teḳufat ha-Geʾonim / Shraga Abramson. Yerushalayim : Mosad ha-rav Ḳuḳ, 1965, p. 137-140.
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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