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[Commentary on to the former Prophets and Isaiah]

Identifier: Or. 4742

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The collection contains 50 manuscripts, 21 of which are miscellanies. The total number of texts is 174.

The Karaite manuscripts of Levinus Warner in this collection have introduced Karaite texts to European scholarship and includes important Byzantine manuscripts containing works by Byzantine Karaites and also Karaite Hebrew translations of eleventh-century authors who wrote in Arabic such as Yūsuf al-Basīr and Yeshuʾah ben Yehudah.


Language of Materials



  • Illustrated by Steinschneider in his Catalogus (1858), Specimina, table II.
  • Steinschneider, Catalogus (1858), p. 9.
  • A. van der Heide, Hebrew manuscripts (Leiden 1977), p. 27.

Physical Description

119 f


The author is the Karaite scholar Ahron b. Josef.


Followed by a commentary on the Psalms, which is not complete.



Repository Details

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