MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 85




    CATEGORY

    Kabbalah


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. 85

    Place:
    [place not given]

    Date:
    17th century?

    Description:
    ink on paper, 36 leaves (16.5 x 11.2 cm.); (1) square and Turkish cursive Hebrew characters; (2) Italo-Sefardi cursive Hebrew Characters; (3) Sefardi cursive Hebrew characters; (4) Oriental semi-cursive Hebrew characters

    Former Owner:
    Yedidya Abulafia

    Subject:
    Kabbalah

    English Text:

    This Kabbalistic miscellany contains four separate works. (1) Pirke Avot with an anonymous kabbalistic commentary. (2) The second text is a Kabbalistic treatise ascribed to Jonathan Eybeschuetz (d. 1764), a famed scholar of Talmud, Jewish law, and kabbalah. To some he was suspected of being a Sabbatean, a charge he strongly denied. This text is connected with one which some consider sympathetic to Sabbateanism. (3) A text headed “Ketsat kelalim she-hem be-ya’ar ha hokhmah” containing speculative discussions of the first sefirot as well as the origins of the alphabet. (4) A kabbalistic interpretation of tractate Pesahim III:4.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/959345872


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