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Title: Hebrew Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library: A Description and Introduction
Author: Reif, Stefan C
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1997
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521583398
Volumes: 1; Pages: 648
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This volume represents the first comprehensive guide to the Hebrew manuscripts held at the Cambridge University Library. The descriptions consider the standard biblical, rabbinic and liturgical material, but also cover scientific, poetic, philosophical and mystical content. In addition the physical makeup of each manuscript is considered alongside its scholarly significance. Introductory essays are also included, together with extensive indexes, and a representative selection of photographed folios.Reviews"... Reif's work is a major contribution to scholarship, an achievement that will earn him the gratitude of researchers for decades to come. Every university and Jewish studies library should have this important and valuable book." Eleazar Birnbaum, International Journal of Middles East StudiesContentsHebrew and Hebraists at Cambridge: an historical introductionHerbert Loewe's 1927 preface to his handlistDescriptions of the manuscripts: Bible textsBible versionsBible commentariesTalmudAggadic selectionsMidrashHalakhahLiturgyPhilologyHistory and geographyNumerical and other sciencesReligious and secular poemsPhilosophyEthicsKabbalahOther literature and belles lettresKaraiticaApocryphaPseudepigrapha and New TestamentCollectanea and MiscellaneaLegal DocumentsLettersSamaritanaOther material relating to Hebraica and JudaicaIndexesList of abbreviations and short titles.