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The India Office manuscript of Maimonides's guide: the earliest complete copy in the Judaeo-Arabic original

V. Tzvi Langermann

Abstract

AMONG the rich holdings of the India Office Library there exists but a single manuscript in Hebrew characters, I.O.M. MS. 3679. However, this manuscript, a beautifully executed copy of Moses Maimonides's Daldlat al-Ha'irm (Cuide of the Perplexed), is both aesthetically remarkable and of no little scholarly interest. It is the earliest complete copy of Maimonides's Cuide in the Judaeo-Arabic original. In the following paragraphs we shall describe the manuscript in some detail and offer as well some observations on its place within Maimonidean scholarship.

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