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Halper 122 Book of precepts, vol. 3
TitleBook of precepts, vol. 3
Call numberHalper 122
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
11th century-12th century?
- The manuscript, presented by Jacob ben Isaac ha-Levi to his son (as is written on the back page) may have included this fascicle as well; Original quiring: fasc. 1, fols. 1-4 (4 fols. = 2 bifolia); fasc. 2, fols. 5-12 (8 fols. = 3 bifolia, 1/2 bifolium, 1/2 bifolium [both pasted to fasc. 3]); fasc. 3, fols. 13-22 (10 fols. = 5 bifolia); fasc. 4, fols. 23-32 (10 fols. = 5 bifolia); fasc. 5, fols. 33 -37 (original configuration indeterminable); Current quiring [after restoration]: fasc. 1, fols. 1-6 (6 fols. = 3 bifolia); fasc. 2, fols. 7-12 (6 fols. = 3 bifolia); fasc. 3, fols. 13-18 (6 fols. = 3 bifolia); fasc. 4, fols. 18-24 (6 fols. = 3 bifolia); fasc. 5, fols. 25 -30 (6 fols. = 3 bifolia); fasc. 6, fols. 31-37 (7 fols. = 3 bifolia, 1/2 bifolium); The first 2 fols. from fasc. 2 are lacking; 33 fols. from four fascicles. Each fascicle is numbered in the first page and has a catchword at the bottom of the last one. The first two folios of the first fascicle (presumably: א) are missing. Fascicles ב and ג have ten folios each. Fascicle ד has only 4 leaves, and although fol. 32a ends in the middle of a sentence, its verso is empty, which indicates that this is the end of this manuscript copy. Text breaks are signified by 1, 2 or 3 dots, and spaces of varying width; A fragment from the third volume of this work, it contains from the eighth Commandment of the third section (פצל) of part 3, to the third Commandment of the 5th section; The association with the halakhic work often cited in Medieval sources as Sefer .Hefets, was suggested by Halper, but refuted. See Assaf: Terkufat ha-ge.onim ṿe-sifrutah / Simha Assaf. Jerusalem : Mosad ha-Rav Ḳuḳ, 1955, p. 205-207; N. Danzig, Jewish Quarterly Review, v. 82 (1991), p. 54-60; Fol.37 is blank except for the signature of one of the owners, Jacob ben Isaac ha-Levi, who presented it to his only son (37r). The verso was used as scrap paper for recording accounts, in Judeo-Arabic.
- Condition: restored; bifolia and fascicles erroneously reconstructed.
Extent17.6 X 13.5 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Universiy of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Jacob ben Isaac ha-Levi.
- Jewish law
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