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Halper 136 Excerpts from a version of Soferim. Judeo-Arabic essay on Biblical prophecies
TitleExcerpts from a version of Soferim. Judeo-Arabic essay on Biblical prophecies
Call numberHalper 136
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
LanguageHebrew; Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Judeo-Arabic
10th century-11th century?
- There are missing fols. between fol. 2 and fols. 3-4 (=137 fol. 2-136 fol. 2), but they might be from the same essay. They deal with different types of biblical prophecies, classified into 4 prototypes; Fol. 1 (Halper 136.1) and its continuation at the top of fol. 2 (Halper 137.1) contain a numbered list of laws on various topics. The fragment contains from the end of ז to the beginning of י, which is interrupted after the first word; Although all the excerpts appear in Talmud or Midrash, they are recorded here in a version that is closest to their appearance in Soferim, which, in its various versions, is the only source common to all the material. ז is a laconic presentation (the beginning and end) of an article similar to material in the Talmudic passage Berakhot 61b l. 53-62a l. 13; This article is related to the end of Soferim version II: Masekhet Soferim / Michael Higger [ed.]. New York : Blokh, 1937]. ח is comprised of material in Soferim III 17 and V 9. ט-י is a laconic presentation (beginning and end) of Soferim IV. The orthography is occasionally primitive and plenum; After one line on the second folio (137 fol. 1a), the previous is interrupted with the beginning of a philosophic essay in a primitive, phonetic Judeo-Arabic.
Extent14 X 11.4 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Jewish law
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