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