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[Memorial lists of Jewish leaders in Erets Israel and Fustat] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Dukhran tab
Publication:
[Orient, mid-12th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
2 fol. (bifolium): losses in upper corners, faded, mostly illegible; conservation along seam and edges.
Paper 21.9 X 20.6 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 24 (1r-2r), 10 (2v).
Subjects:
Solomon ben Judah, d. 1051.
Matsliaḥ, ha-Kohen, 12th cent.
Mevorakh ben Saadiah, 11th cent.
Geonim -- Registers.
Nagid.
Jewish statesmen -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Fusṭāṭ -- Registers.
Talmudic academies -- Jerusalem.
Talmudic academies -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Fusṭāṭ.
Language:
Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-square.
Notes:
Contains five lists. 1. ll. 1-16: The Gaonim of the Yeshivah in Jerusalem (and later in exile), from 1046 to about 1138, that is the dynasty from Solomon ha-Kohen to Matsliaḥ ha-Kohen.
2. l. 17 - l. 9: The Gaonim of the Yeshivah in Fustat.
3. l. 10 - l. 10: The Dynasty of Nagidim of Egypt. The first legible name in this line is that of Mevorakh ben Saʻadia (1094-1111). The list ends with Nethaniel, who served immediately before Maimonides. See Mann: The The Jews in Egypt and in Palestine under the Fāṭimid caliphs / Jacob Mann. London : Oxford Univ. Press, 1920, v. 2, p. 249-250; M. Cohen: Jewish self-government in medieval Egypt : the origins of the office of head of the Jews, ca. 1065-1126 / Marc R. Cohen. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1980, p.132-156.
4. ll. 11-20: The list of a family of ha-Khamim. Mostly illegible.
5. l. 21- 11: Leaders of the Fustat community; concluded with a prayer for the Community, of which one line is extant.
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. 460
IMHM, no. F38400
Publications about:
Published with introduction and notes, by Julius Greenstone, Jewish Quarterly Review, New Series I (1910), p. 45-56.
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
OCLC:
249591598
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