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Lot #    16848
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:43:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tafsir on Psalms
Title (Hebrew)    תפסיר על תהלים
Author    [Ms. - Psalms]
City    [Persia]
Publication Date    19th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   79 ff., 208:167 mm., light age staining, several initial and final ff. extended to size, lacking initial and final 2 or 3 ff., ink on blue paper, beautinful, neat Persian rabbinic script, 22 lines per page, bound in contemporary boards, later spine.
   Tafsir (commentary) on Psalms in Judeo-Persian. The Author's name is not provided, as this Targum is partly allegorical and partly literal; thus it was probably the work of more than one hand. The recital of the whole Book of Psalms is widespread, whether as an act of piety by saintly individuals, or by groups of unlearned people. For this purpose "societies of reciters of psalms" (hevrot tehillim) were and continue to be formed, and in recent times a special society has been formed in Jerusalem whereby two separate groups recite the whole Book of Psalms daily at the Western Wall. The psalms are included in their entirety in all large prayer books.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Persia
Other:    Psalms
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Judeo-Persian
Manuscript Type
Other:    Psalms
Kind of Judaica