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Halper 299 Collected liturgical poems in honor of the bridegroom
TitleCollected liturgical poems in honor of the bridegroom
Call numberHalper 299
(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)
10th century-12th century?
- Verse endings denoted by a period, strophes divided by a space; A. (fol. 1) The last three strophes (verses ח-ת) of a poem in honor of the bridegroom in Aramaic. The strophes start with the word [חת[ן, and are composed of 2-4 verses that rhyme יה-. Ends תיובה דשיזיב לאחוי מן קטלייה; Possibly recited as a Reshut for the special reading (or its Targum) on the Sabbath of a wedding, in which Gen. XXIV is read. At the end of the piyyut appears ואמר אברהם לעבדיה, the Targum of verse 2 of this reading; B. Heading: חורן רשות. Another piyyut of this type, in Aramaic, starting אתן דוכסא לאל רם ונישא. Seven strophes of four short verses, the first and third are alphabetical, ending at מ; C. (fols. 1-2) Heading: רהוט, possibly intended to be recited with the Seven Blessings, as in the refrainשבע ברכות אברכך בעדת ישרים. Starts חתן אז יברך שוכן שמי עלייה. Identical structure as the preceding, each strophe starts with the word חתן. The theme text, present in every fourth verse (except the second one) is Psalm CXXVIII; D. Heading: חורן. The first 17 strophes (א-צ, skipping ל) of אתחמי במרומה עתיק יומה, in Aramaic. Four short verses per strophe (2-4 words). The subject here is less specific than the others. In place of the missing ל strophe are two empty lines. The fragment ends after the second verse of the צ strophe.
- Condition: consecutive, complete.
Extent11.4 X 10.3 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
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