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Miscellany of philosophical works
Additional title: Mishle ha-filosofim
Additional title: Igeret ha-musar ha-kelalit
Additional title: Sefer ha-tapuaḥ
Additional title: Scroll of Antiochus
Additional title: Luaḥ nimuse ha-mitḳadshim ṿeha-meṭaharim
Additional title: Siman mitra
Additional title: Masoret le-ʻEzra ha-Sofer
Additional title: Reʻamin u-reʻashim
Additional title: Sefer refafot
Additional title: Pitron ḥalomot li-yeme ha-yareaḥ
Additional title: Segulot rabot mi-paz yeḳarot
Additional title: Mivḥar ha-peninim
Arkevolty, Shmuel, 1515-1611 (Scribe)
Harizi, Judah ben Solomon, 12th/13th cent. (Translator)
Ibn Gabirol, 11th cent. (Author)
Aristotle (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1547
Library locations
Dorot Jewish Division
Shelf locator: **P (Ms. Heb. 34)
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Jews -- Italy -- Bologna
Amulets (Judaism)
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Physical Description
Extent: [330] p. ; 24 cm.
Manuscript, on paper. Copied by Samuel Archivolti in 1547. Contains: 1. Sefer Tiḳun midot ha-nefesh by Ibn Gabirol (p. 5-59). 2. Mivḥar ha-peninim by Ibn Gabirol (p. 69-133). 3. Mishle ha-filosofim (p. 138-168). 4. Igeret ha-musar ha-kelalit, ascribed to Aristotle and translated from Arabic by Judah al-Harizi (p. 173-184). 5. Sefer ha-tapuạ̄h ascribed to Aristotle (p. 187-202). 6. Scroll of Antiochus (p. 203-216). 7. Keter Malkhut by Ibn Gabirol (p. 219-238). 8. Luaḥ nimuse ha-mitḳadshim ṿeha-meṭaharim. Regulations of the Ḥevrat Nizharim of Bologna, published from this manuscript by M. Perani and B. Rivlin, Vita Religiosa Ebraica a Bologna nel Cinquecento: Gli Statuti della Confraternita dei Solerti, Firenze, 2000. The last nine pages of the manuscript contain letters and personal records. Interspersed throughout the manuscript, between the major works, are short sections with instructions for various kinds of predictions: Siman mitra, to predict rainfall (p. 51); Masoret le-ʻEzra ha-Sofer, agricultural predictions (p. 63-64); Sefer Reʻamin u-reʻashim (p. 169); A riddle (p. 170); Sefer refafot, predictions based on shadows (p. 170-172); Pitron ḥalomot li-yeme ha-yareaḥ, explanations of dreams based on the lunar calendar (p. 259-261); Segulot rabot mi-paz yeḳarot, medical charms (p. 263-269).
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16129428
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9f47d730-c740-0132-a3f5-58d385a7bbd0
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Item timeline of events

  • 1515: Creator Born
  • 1547: Created
  • 1611: Creator Died
  • 2021: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Miscellany of philosophical works