Lot 148: Manuscripts. Early, Unknown Medrash on the Ten Commandments. Beginning of the 11th Century
June 12, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Early geniza fragment of an unknown, early medrash on the Ten Commandments. Similar to the "Medrash Pesikta Rabbati", 21(Vienna edition, 1840, p. 105-110). Printed from this manuscript by A. Schreiber in "Tarbitz", 25 (1816), p. 464-467. M.B. Lerner, in "Mechkirei HaTalmud", 1 (1980), proves that though a section of this medrash is similar to the "Pesikta", it is a collection of drashos according to medrash for the Ten Commandment. The Oxford Bodleian library has an additional fragment of this manuscript (MS Heb. D. 63, ff. 49-50).
1 leaf written on both its sides. Parchment. 22.5:20.5 cm. 35 lines to each page. Beginning of the 11th century. Print, early Oriental or Italian script. A few small holes. Faded ink in a few words. Overall fine - very fine condition.