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Detailed record for Additional 22092

Title Gan Elohim (The Garden of God): supracommentary on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch
Origin France
Date 1403
Language Hebrew
Script Franco-German semi-cursive script, unpunctuated
Scribe Rafael
Decoration 1 inhabited initial word in brown ink (f. 3v).
Dimensions in mm 245 x 160 (155 x 100)
Official foliation ff. 139 (+ 5 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and 4 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation 15 quires: i3 (ff. 1*-2), ii10 (ff. 3-12), iii10 (ff. 13-22), iv10 (ff. 23-32), v10 (ff. 33-42), vi10 (ff. 43-52), vii10 (ff. 53-62), viii10 (ff. 63-72), ix10 (ff. 73-82), x10 (ff. 83-92), xi10 (ff. 93-102), xii10 (ff. 103-112), xiii10 (ff. 113-122), xiv10 (ff. 123-132), xv6+1 (ff. 133-139).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Black leather.
Provenance Rafael: inscribed with his name in the colophon, 163 [1403] (f. 130v); the name Rafael is decorated (f. 12).
Contract of sale with names erased, 1404 (f. 131).
Purchase note (15th-16th century) (f. 139).
Judah the physician (Yehudah ha-Rofe) of Aqulia (?????????): inscribed with his name (f. 2).
Numerous Hebrew inscriptions by Italian hands of the 15th-16th centuries (ff. 1*-2v, 139).
M. Ashkenazi: purchased by the British Museum from him in August 1857: inscribed (f. [140v]).
Notes The work is a variant recension of Jehudah ben Eliezer's Minhat Yehudah.
ff. 131v-137: small pieces by different hands.
Numerous marginal notes, additions, corrections by an Italian hand of 15th-16th century.
Select bibliography Aaron Freimann, 'Jewish Scribes in Medieval Italy', in Alexander Marx Jubilee Volume (New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1950), pp. 231-342 (no. 407a).

George Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1899-1935; vols I-III repr. 1965); IV, Introduction, Indexes, ed. by Jacob Leveen (London: British Museum, 1977), I, no. 190.


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Inhabited initial word

f. 3v
Inhabited initial word
Inhabited initial word

f. 3v
Inhabited initial word

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