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Halper 324 Dialectic poem debating between Sabbath and circumcision
TitleDialectic poem debating between Sabbath and circumcision
Call numberHalper 324
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
12th century-13th century?
- 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).
- Condition: torn, loss in upper edge.
Extent9.8 X 14 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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