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Bidding Information
Lot #    6758
Auction End Date    3/2/2004 11:08:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Bible - Ketuvim (Writings)
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Ms. Bible]
City    Altwila, Yemen
Publication Date    1500-05
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [199] ff., 242:172 mm., ink on thick, strong paper, 22 lines per page, beautiful square Yemenite hand. 24 ff. are replacements written in a later 19th century hand. Relative to its old age it is generally in good condition, the well-used parts such as Psalms and Song of Songs have distinct usage stains, tears and slight loss of text.
          
Detailed
Description
   Writings with vowels and intonations according to the Tiberian Massoretic system. Written on paper by Khalif Ben Daoud (Halfon Ben David).

The beginning of each book and chapter and the total number of verses noted after each book, were artistically decorated in red ink. With an accompanying essay by Professor Shlomo Zucker who describes the excellent scribe who copied the manuscript, and mentions that books of Prophets and Writings from Yemen are rare because usually only the Taj books (the Five Books of Torah with Haftarot) were copied from the Bible.

The Writings are in the order mentioned in the Braita of tractate Bava Batra (leaf 14b): Ruth, Job, Proverbs, Kohelet, the Song of Songs, Lamentations, Daniel, Esther, Ezra (including Nehemiah) and Chronicles, and not in the conventional order.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica