MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 905




    CATEGORY

    Calendar
    Midrash
    Linguistics and Philology

    Treatises on the Calendar


    Manuscript ID:
    MS 905

    Place:
    Germany

    Date:
    not after 1624

    Description:
    ink and water color on paper, 137 leaves (20.3 x 16.4 cm.); Ashkenazi cursive Hebrew script

    Copyist:
    (a) Mordecai Samuel Kaldin (?)

    Former Owner:
    anonymous marks dated 1624 and 1644

    Subject:
    Calendar; Linguistics and philology; Midrash

    English Text:

    This manuscript contains 4 separate sections: (a) Sefer Evronot, a work dealing with calculating the leap year along with reckoning holidays, seasons, and their interpretation. This section has a large number of often full-page illustrations, many with floral and faunal motifs, including very handsome full-page depictions of the zodiac, as well as the expected charts, tables, and calculating wheels;

    (b) a Hebrew-Yiddish glossary on the Pentateuch and Song of Songs;

    (c) a section composed of aggadah headed “Arakh Adam”;

    (d) a Hebrew-Yiddish glossary of Meir ben Jacob’s “Akdamut Milin.”

     


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1009075494


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