Collection ID: 0021 | Metadata type: TEI | TEI XML | Data

Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1 Yemenite manuscript

Title

Yemenite manuscript

Authors

Other related names

Call number

Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1
(Manchester, United Kingdom, University of Manchester, University of Manchester Library, Hebrew Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

University of Manchester Library

Language

Hebrew; Samaritan Aramaic

Origin

Produced in Ṣanʻā', Yemen in the year 164 of the Seleucid Era (= 1853). The title page includes the production year: this is indicated by 6 red letters part of words (in a biblical verse). Below, a different hand added in Hebrew in red ink the words "לשטר' בקסב" which corresponds to the year 162=1851; year 164 of the Seleucid Era (=1853)
Place
Ṣanʻā', Yemen

Summary

Nineteenth-century Yemenite manuscript with the text of the three Megillot (Scrolls) Song of Songs, Ruth, and Ecclesiastes accompanied with minimal Massorah, the Targum, Rashi's commentary and excerpts from the commentary Nahal Eshkol by Hayyim Joseph David Azulai.

Notes

Extent

I+51+i; 234 x 163 mm

Foliation

Modern pencil foliation in Arabic numerals at the top outer corner of side a of each folio, starting on folio 2 and continuing to 51. Missing foliation on title page (folio ia), folio 1 and the last folio (folio iia).

Support

Paper

Binding

Brown leather binding with blind tooled decoration on boards with two double-lined frames and diagonal lines. Broken leather ties. Traces of 3 decorative ornamental appliques, now absent, on both boards.

Layout

  • The layout is composite: the main biblical text is written in one column on the outer top side of the page, surrounded on the internal margin and at the bottom by the Aramaic Targum. In the bottom half of the page is Rashi's commentary, usually accompanied by the Nahal Eshkol commentary. The latter tends to be in the internal column.
  • Decoration

    Several words throughout the manuscript, such as initial words, headings, titles and masoretic notes, have a red ink line, small snake or crown-like decoration above them.

    Script

  • Yemenite square script for the biblical text.
  • Yemenite semi-cursive script, larger for the Aramaic Targum.
  • Colophon

    Folio ia in Hebrew: "וגו׳ נעתקה פה ק"ק צנעא יע"א בשנת מתוקה שנת / העבד אם מעט ואם הרבה". The letters indicating the date are in red ink and read 164 [וק-נ-בד-ב]. To this a different hand added in red ink in Hebrew: "לשטר׳ בקס"ב", which reads 162, probably missing one of the letters in the original colophon. On the right hand side the scribe's signature appears.

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    ia
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    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/1. Title page.
    Decoration: Gate drawing. Its borders are filled with grape motifs. The letters of the title, in black ink, are either surrounded with red ink lines or have a red line on top. As fillers there are six red and black ink floral motifs.

    ib
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    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/8. Rashi's Commentary [ff. ib-50b].
    Decoration: Fleur de lys in black and red ink.

    1a
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    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/2. Song of Songs [ff. 1a-17b]. Sublinear vocalisation and cantillation.
    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/5. Targum Song of Songs [ff. 1a-17b]. Sublinear vocalisation.
    Decoration: Two initial-words on panels bordered by a frame filled with red grape motifs and red ink lines.

    1b
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    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/9. Nahal Eshkol [ff. 1b-48b].

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    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/3. Ruth [ff. 18a-25b]. Sublinear vocalisation and cantillation.
    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/6. Targum Ruth [ff. 18a-25b]. Sublinear vocalisation.
    Decoration: Two initial-words on panels bordered by a frame filled with red grape motifs and red ink lines.

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    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/4. Ecclesiastes [ff. 26a-50b]. Sublinear vocalisation and cantillation.
    Section: Gaster Hebrew MS Add 1/7. Targum Ecclesiastes [ff. 26a-50b]. Sublinear vocalisation.
    Decoration: Two initial-words on panels bordered by a frame filled with red grape motifs and red ink lines.

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