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Detailed record for Oriental 2365

Title Bible with masorah magna and parva
Origin Yemen
Date 14th century
Language Hebrew
Script Yemenite square script, punctuated
Decoration Numerous decorated parashah signs, in ink. Masorah magna in micrographical design. Decorated panel for masoretic notes, unfinished, in ink (f. 123).
Dimensions in mm 345 x 250 (215 x 190) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 203 ff. (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation 21 quires: i8-1 (ff. 1-7), ii-xx10 (ff. 8-197), xxisix (ff. 198-203). Catchwords and quire numbering.
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Solomon: inscribed with his name in a partially illegible Hebrew inscription, undated (f. 1).
.. ben Joseph: inscribed with his name in a partially erased Hebrew inscription, undated (f. 1).
Judeo-Arabic note (f. 202v).
2 erased inscriptions in Hebrew characters (f. 202v).
No. 46: inscribed (f. 1).
Moses Wilhelm Shapira (b. 1830, d. 1884), a antiquities dealer of Jerusalem: purchased by the British Museum from him on 23 July 1881: inscribed (f. [204v]).
Select bibliography 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. 78.

Bezalel Narkiss, Illuminations from Hebrew Bibles of Leningrad (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 1990), pp. 74-75.

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Decorated ~parashah~ sign.

f. 109v
Decorated parashah sign.
Decorated panel

f. 123
Decorated panel

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