Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. 3  Cod. 199 Cod. 207  MUE Inc I 20  19/114
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Bern
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Burgerbibliothek
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. 200
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Lexicographical and scientific miscellany
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · VII + 258 + XIII ff. · 30 x 22 cm · Ashkenaz · 1290
Language:
Language
Hebrew, Old High German, Yiddish, French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This medieval Hebrew lexicographical and scientific miscellany dates back to 1290 and encloses three highly important texts, used as the base for published editions and studies. These are: the Maḥberet Menahem by Menahem ben Jacob Ibn Saruq (died c. 970); an anonymous Hebrew prose translation of the very popular Old French version of the lapidary by Marbode of Rennes (12th c.) and lastly, an anonymous abridged version of the talmudic and midrashic lexicon entitled Sefer ha-Arukh by Natan ben Yehiel Anav of Rome (1035-1110), called the Berner Kleiner Arukh. The particularity of this copy is the presence of Old West Yiddish and Old French glosses. Furthermore, among the numerous later notes, there are more significant additions which abound in the blank pages and margins of the manuscript, the most unusual of which is a charm in Middle High German in Hebrew characters, relative to Hulda, a German goddess comparable to Venus, taken from the Tannhäuserlied. Moreover, this manuscript belonged to several famous Jewish and Christians owners, whose scriptural witness testifies to the manuscript’s remarkable stature as a treasured source of knowledge from the time it was compiled at the end of the 13th century, to its possession by Christian Hebraists in Switzerland during the 16th and 17th centuries. (iss)
Standard description:
Standard description
Dr. Justine Isserles, chercheure associée, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-Saprat (Paris), 2019.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0200 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0200)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bbb/0200
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
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How to quote:
How to quote
Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 200: Lexicographical and scientific miscellany (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bbb/0200).
Online Since:
Online Since
12/12/2019
External resources:
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Binding:
Binding
16th century
Century:
Century
13th century
Dated:
Dated
1290
Decoration:
Decoration
Margin, Penwork, Schematic, Text Block
Illuminated:
Illuminated
Yes
Restored:
Restored
Yes
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