[Dialectic poem debating between Sabbath and circumcision] : manuscript.
[Orient, 12th century-13th century?]
Book 1 fol. : torn, loss in upper edge. Paper 9.8 X 14 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: left rule justified by stretching last character columns: 1 lines: 9 (recto), 10 (verso).
Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-square.
Each strophe starts a new line; verse endings denoted by a sof pasuḳ. The fragment contains one verse and four strophes from a dialectic poem, in which each strophe upholds an alternating side of a debate. The debate here is between the Sabbath and circumcision, possibly on the background of the law that the performance of the latter overrides the prohibitions of the former. The refrain is [בין [שבת ומילה (comparable to Abraham ibn Ezra's בין שבת ומועד, Davidson Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry, 545ב). Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library). Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library). Amram.