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Identification
General description: 
Latter Prophets and Writings (lacunae) / maybe a complete bible at the origin (Atlantic Bible)
Material nature: 
Codex
Volume / fragment / virtual manuscript: 
volume
Main source of the notice: 
Sfardata
Institution: 
British Library - London - United Kingdom
Manuscript NLI ID: 
120508
Number of folios: 
249
Language: 
Hebrew
Dating: 
estimated
Estimated date: 
13rd century to 14th century
Geographical area (estimated geographical provenance): 
Ashkenazic area
Subregion estimated: 
Germano-Ashkenazic area
History of the manuscrit in collection: 
"Acquisition: Adam Clarke (owner) (b. 1762, d. 1832), Wesleyan Methodist minister and scholar: his bookplate with Greek inscription: ho theos agape estin (inner upper cover); purchased for his library in 1823 in Utrecht. This codex, together with nine other manuscripts (Additional 9398-9407); Leeven no. 119, 120, 70, 71, 73, 81, 143, 172.), was acquired by the British Museum in 1834, once the property of the Hagen family and then of Adam Clarke. Date: 1834." (from BL on-line notice)
Production Units

Sources of the notice

Description level: 
2
Main source of the notice: 
On-line images / On line description http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_9399 //
Sources of the notice: 
Data: 
other
Sources: 

Kind of Production Unit

Completion state: 
incomplete
Rank: 
Primary
Material nature: 
Codex
Incomplete state: 
Lacunae

Colophon

f. 83v

Geocultural area

Black headers
Area: 
Ashkenazic area
Subregion estimated: 
Germano-Ashkenazic

Dating

Dating: 
estimated
Estimated date: 
13rd century to 14th century

Foliotation of the Production Unit

In Latin order from left to right
Number of folios: 
249
Foliotation / Pagination: 
foliotation only, arabic numbers

Contents

Works: 
Work type: 
Hebrew biblical text
Language: 
Hebrew
Biblical content
Copied biblical books: 
  • Prophets / Nevi’im
    • Latter prophets
      • Major prophets
        • Ezekiel
        • Isaiah
      • Twelve minor prophets
  • Writings / Ketuvim
Actual state of completion: 
lacunary
Intention of completion: 
unknown
Maybe a complete Atlantic Bible at the origin. There is a lacuna after f. 242 in 2Chro. : Missing chapters 16:5-28:9; 36:12-23. Manuscript is also defective on folio 155 (Psalms).
Order of books
Ezekiel after Isaiah (Jeremiah missing)
Order of Prophets (P): 
other order in the Prophets
Order of Writings (W): 
K: variant 2 on megillot (Ruth, Canticles, Qohelet, Lamentations, Esther //Psalms, Proverbs, Job // Daniel, Ezra, Chronicles)
Order of Megillot: 
Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther
Textual features
Vocalization
Vocalization: 
vocalized
Kind of vocalization: 
Tiberian
Vocalization quality: 
full vocalization system
Accentuation
Accentuation: 
accentuated
Kind of accentuation: 
Tiberian
Accentuation quality: 
full accentuation system
Work type: 
Masoretic apparatus on the biblical text (Masorah)
Language: 
Aramaic
Masoretic content
Kind of Masorah: 
Masorah parva (Mp), Masorah magna (Mm)
Presence: 
extensive set of notes
Masoretic layout
Regular layout (2 lines above / 3 lines under)
Copied biblical books: 
Incomplete book: 
no
Work type: 
Annotation on the biblical text
Language: 
Hebrew
Beginning of Haftarot marked by another hand or maybe by the same scribe (decorated), see f. 81r.
Annotation content
Type: 
Haftarot beginnings marked, reading marks
Copied biblical books: 
Incomplete book: 
no

Material description

Measurements

Subjective weight: 
heavy
Virtual estimated size / format: 
monumental size (height over 700mm)

Writing supports features

Writing supports: 
parchment

Parchement

Color side difference: 
never visible
Distinction of the sides hair/flesh: 
sometimes visible
Traces of scratching: 
sometimes visible
Hair follicles visible: 
never visible

Writing materials

Ink type: 
ferrogallic
Color ink: 
black, dark brown
Corrosive ink: 
no
Writing tool: 
pen

General layout informations

Page Layout Codices: 
three columns, "Massoretic" margins

Decoration

The first word in Isaiah and Hagiographa are concerned by headers. Otherwise, the space remains empty.
Type of decoration: 
ornament

Ornamentation

Text placement: 
panneau de mot initial / Initial Word Panel
Ornamentation type: 
lettre ou mot ornée
Ornamentation technic: 
drawing made with the ink of the text

Structure of the codex

Quires

Number of quires: 
32
Composition: 
regular composition
Cardinal quire: 
4

Ruling

Ruling presence: 
visible
Ruling pattern: 
Full grid (with Masoretic ruled lines)
Ruling technic: 
hard point, lead pencil
Number of written lines: 
30
Number of ruled lines: 
31
Ruling use: 
last ruled line unwritten
Nature of the ruling
Prickings: 
visible
Pricking pattern: 
exterior margins only
Pricking process: 
made by a knife
Signatures / Catchwords
Catchwords features: 
one word, decorated
Catchwords position: 
end of quires
Persons
Identification of the scribes
Scribes: 
Person: 
Solomon Ha-Sofer
Acrostic: 
no
f. 85v
Functions: 
Function: 
scribe of the consonnantal text (sofer)
Kind of script: 
square calligraphic
Type of script: 
Ashkenazic area
Sub type of script: 
Germano-Ashkenazic
Main features
Main features: 
Attaque du trait indentée, Diamants (lamed)
Script slightly inclined to the left
Scribes
Scribe: 
שלמה
Bibliographie

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