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Bibil Identifier bibil:245761
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah
Title (English, ) A Selection of Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library, Introduced, Transcribed, Translated, and Annotated, with Images. Cambridge Genizah Studies Series Volume 7.
Author Reif, Stefan C.
Series Études sur le judaïsme médiéval (Volume: LXVI)
Series Cambridge Genizah Studies Series (Volume: 7)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 38161
Place 296 GenC
Publishing house Brill
Place Boston / Leiden 
ISBN 978-90-04-31331-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages viii Pages
329 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah, which sets a new tone for future studies, consists of a selection of transcribed and translated Genizah fragments that contain some of the earliest known texts of rabbinic prayers. Reif describes in detail the physical makeup of each manuscript and assesses the manner in which the scribe has tackled the matter of recording a preferred version. He then places the prayer texts included in the manuscript within the context of Jewish liturgical history, explaining the degree to which they were innovative and whether they established precedents to be followed in later prayer-books. He offers specialists and more general readers a fresh understanding of the historical, theological, linguistic, and social factors that may have motivated adjustments to their liturgical formulations.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Cairo Genizah
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
Commentary
Last modification 2017-10-27