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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionZentralbibliothek
ShelfmarkMs. Or. 157
Manuscript TitleBiblical and ethical miscellany
CaptionParchment · VI + 716 + VI pp. · 15 x 10.6-10.8 cm · Italy · 1322
Manuscript SummaryIlluminated biblical and ethical miscellany produced in Italy in 1322. This small format manuscript, with an exquisite 16th-century white leather binding blindstamped with the coat of arms of the city of Zurich, is divided into two groups of texts. The first section is made up of the biblical texts of the Five Megillot, accompanied by three commentaries on them, composed by the great medieval scholars, Solomon ben Isaac (Rashi), Avraham ibn Ezra and Joseph Qara. The second section is of ethical nature and consists in the Mishna tractate of the Pirqei Avot or Ethics of the Fathers and its commentaries. The first is an anonymous one ; the second is entitled Shemonah Peraqim by Maimonides, as translated by Samuel ibn Tibbon, and the third is a commentary by Rashi placed in the margins of the latter. In addition, this handbook is interspersed with aggadic, midrashic, mystical and philosophical material.
Standard descriptionDr. Justine Isserles, Research Associate, EPHE-SAPRAT, Paris, 2020.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-zbz-Ms-Or-0157 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-zbz-Ms-Or-0157)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/zbz-Ms-Or-0157/manifest.json
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How to quoteZürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. Or. 157: Biblical and ethical miscellany (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/zbz/Ms-Or-0157).
DecorationFull Page, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental, Text Block
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