France, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, héb. 1009

France, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, héb. 1009

Averroes: Four Commentaries

Physical Description
  • Material: Parchment
  • Pages: 179 leaves
  • Leaves Format: not available
  • Dimensions: not available

Detailed Description
  • Foliation:
    Modern foliation which skipped the number 170. The DARE counting represents the correct folio-numbering.
  • Decoration:
    Subheadings and the word qāla are highlighted in red ink. In some cases there are gaps left empty which should have been filled with a red qāla.
  • Layout:
    Text is set in two columns

    26 lines to the page
  • Hand Description:
    One Spanish hand in Judeo Arabic; the manuscript is carefully written in Rashi-script.
    There is some confusion between the letters ك ، ب ، ف / ב , כ , פ as well as between د ، ر / ד , ר . On the other hand, ح ، ج / ה , ג or ي ، ت are clearly distinct. The last mentioned letters, however, are repeatedly confused (mainly at the beginning of the 3rd person imperfect), presumably due to grammatical uncertainty.
    For a better placement of the text in two columns the scribe repeatedly omitted the last letters in a line, especially if there is a personal suffix. When he omits the last letter he often gives a small point instead. In other cases he completely filled the lines by variing the script width or by adding some smaller letters to the last word of a line.
  • Provenance:
    There is a close relation to Ms. Modena, Biblioteca estense universitaria, 13 which is proofed philologically but also by the similar content order.
  • Origin Date: 1402 (dated 5162 Jewish calendar)
  • Origin Place: Spain leaves
Averroes Middle Commentary on De Generatione et Corruptione 1r - 46r
  • Note:
    The first folio of the text is lacking.

Averroes Middle Commentary on the Meteorology 46v - 102r
Averroes Middle Commentary on De Anima 102v - 155r
Averroes Commentary on the Parva Naturalia 155v - 179v