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  • Ms. 309




    Categories

    Poetry

    Sefer Mizmor Shir


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. 309

    Place:
    Venice, Italy

    Date:
    1676-1685

    Description:
    ink on paper, 47 leaves (15.3 x 10.9 cm.); Italian cursive Hebrew characters

    Copyist:
    Mosheh Hefets (Gentili)

    Former Owner:
    Isaac Hefets (Gentili)

    Subject:
    Poetry

    English Text:

    Mosheh ben Gershom Hefets (Gentili) (1663-1711) was a rabbinical scholar, best known for a homiletical commentary on the Pentateuch, who worked predominantly in Venice. Though a student of philosophy and the natural sciences, he also wrote poetry. This manuscript is a collection of his religious poetry, in his own hand, which include “prayers, lamentations, and songs for special occasions.” The last 16 leaves of the manuscript contain classified lists of names in Italian beginning with the letter “A.”

    Author: Mosheh Hefets (Gentili)

     


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1247378326


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