Thursday, June 09, 2005

Aleph 500

I forgot to mention that the JNUL has moved over to a new catalogue interface. It is more convenient, especially in searching for manuscripts by shelfmark. Just choose the option of "Call no. Custodian no.", and then enter the name and number. For instance, if you want to see the record on the marvelously early French siddur with a list of English debtors in Judaeo-Arabic, all you have to do is this:

Choose "Call no. Custodian no.". Type in: Ox Corpus Christi 133. Press enter. Then click on the number next to the entry, and Bob's your uncle.

By the way, I have a friend's copy of MT3. I found a small error in the table of contents, which cleared up something I found confusing. Yoel Florsheim's article is on the significance to the text of Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch of - not Arugot ha-Bosem, but Arugat ha-Bosem. Sorry to nitpick. But the first was written by Tanhum ha-Yerushalmi, and published earlier this year. The second, what he actually meant, was written by R Abraham b Azriel of Bohemia, and was published by Ephraim Elimelech Urbach, in whose honour the article was written.


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