• Ms. Acq. 1999-2




    Categories

    Halakhah
    Manuscript

    כתאב טמאה Kitāb ṭemeʼah


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. Acq. 1999-2

    Place:
    [Eastern Mediterranean]

    Date:
    [between circa 1090 and circa 1110]

    Description:
    12 leaves : parchment ; 6.9 x 13 cm or smaller

    Subject:
    Halakha

    English Text:

    This small manuscript contains laws of ritual purity especially in the context of marital relations. The fragmentary sheaf of small parchment leaves in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic comes from the Eastern Mediterranean and was produced sometime early in the 12th century. The text, based on Biblical and Mishnaic material, incorporates Arabic medical material in one of the earliest known expositions of Jewish ritual cleanliness, with an extended treatment of contact with a menstruating woman.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/1125159548


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