Sunday, November 04, 2007

Or Zarua manuscripts

I just came across this article by Professor Simcha Emanuel, about the sorry textual state of Sefer Or Zarua, an important halakhic work from medieval Vienna.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. From what I understand, the reason for the paucity of manuscripts is due to the book's length, as well as to the fact that a large portion of it is devoted to summarization (e.g. of Raavya) rather that to original argumentation. Is this the whole picture?

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