Lot 519: Supplication - Samaritan Manuscript - Copy by Ab-Chisda ben Ya'akov

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August 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel
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Description: Supplication, manuscript on paper. Copy, written by the Cohen Ab-Chisda ben Ya'akov (High Priest), [first half of 20th century, between the 1930-s and the 50-s]. Booklet in Samaritan writing; copy of Supplication authored by Ab-Sakuwah ben Abraham Haddanafi in the 18th century (see above, previous item), with minor changes. The copier, Ab-Chisda ben Ya'akov the High Priest, changed the acrostic Ab-Sakuwah and instead the acrostic Ab-Chisda ben Ya'akov Cana appears in the first lines of the new acrostic, to attribute the supplication to himself. Divided into stanzas in alphabetical order [this manuscript has only Stanzas Aleph to Samech].
[10], handwritten pp. 25 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases and minor tears to leaf margins.
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