23 June 1999
LONZANO, Menahem ben Judah (1550-c. 1624). Omer Man (commentary on the Idra Zuta and Sifra di-Tseni'uta from the Zohar). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Central or Eastern Europe, early 18th century]
4o (200 x 165 mm). [2 blank] + 121 + [5 blank] leaves. Brown ink. Ashkenazic semi-cursive script. (Some browning and dampstaining, otherwise good condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled brown morocco, edges gauffred and gilt, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
Omer man was published in Vilna 1883. On fols. 105r-119v of the present manuscript there is a copy of Gedaliah Halevi's Derushei ha-Melakhim she-Metu on transmigration of souls (published in Jacob Zemah's Kol be-Ramah, Korets 1785; Vinograd, Thesaurus, p. 600, no. 58), followed by a similar work by Isaac Luria and other excerpts on the same subject. On fol. 121r a later hand added Sod Etsba Elokim by Samson Ostropolier (martyred in 1648).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 114, p. 33; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4778.
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