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Philology and Aesthetics

Figurative Masorah in Western European Manuscripts


Edited By Hanna Liss

European Bible manuscripts and their Masorah traditions are still a neglected field of studies and have so far been almost completely disregarded within text-critical research. This volume collects research on the Western European Masorah and addresses the question of how Ashkenazic scholars integrated the Oriental Masoretic tradition into the Western European Rabbinic lore and law. The articles address philological and art-historical topics, and present new methodological tools from the field of digital humanities for the analysis of masora figurata. This volume is intended to initiate a new approach to Masorah research that will shed new light on the European history of the masoretic Bible and its interpretation.

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1 Manuscripts

Private Ownership

Codex Cairensis (Cairo, Abbasiyya, Moshe al-Dari Synagogue, MS. 34) 7

Codex S1 (former: Sassoon 1053) 16

Gottheil 14 (Breuer Ms. למ) 15

Valmadonna 1 (Washington, Museum of the Bible, CG. MS. 000858; former: Sassoon 282) 17

Public Libraries

Berlin, Staatsbibliothek – Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Or. Quart.9 108, 226

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