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Ḥaye ha-nefesh
Additional title: Sefer ha-razim
Additional title: Matsref ha-ḥokhmah
Additional title: חיי הנפש
Additional title: ספר הרזים
Additional title: מצרף החכמה
Abulafia, Abraham ben Samuel, 1240-ca. 1292 (Author)
Mosheh ben Yaʻaḳov ben Mordekhai (Scribe)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1468
Library locations
Dorot Jewish Division
Shelf locator: **P (Ms. Heb. 190)
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Cabala -- Early works to 1800
Jewish magic -- Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Physical Description
Extent: 258 p. ; 27 cm.
Manuscript, on paper, in a Byzantine hand. Contains two works by Abraham Abulafia: Ḥaye ha-nefesh (p. 1-37) and Matsref ha-ḥokhmah (p. 37-57) and a work of magic in Judeo-Arabic titled Sefer ha-razim (p. 58-258). The scribe, Mosheh ben Yaʻaḳov ben Mordekhai, signed his name on pp. 37, 57, 195. Comments by Gershom Scholem on the ms. in Ḳiryat Sefer 10 (1933) p. 169. Formerly Sassoon Collection no. 56.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16142874
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51988090-c738-0132-b02d-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1240: Creator Born
  • 1292: Creator Died
  • 1468: Created
  • 2021: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. "Ḥaye ha-nefesh" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1468.

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Ḥaye ha-nefesh