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The India Office manuscript of Maimonides's guide: the earliest complete copy in the Judaeo-Arabic original

1995

Abstract

AMONG the rich holdings of the India Office Library there exists but a single manuscript in Hebrew characters, I.O.M. MS. 3679. However, this manuscript, a beautifully executed copy of Moses Maimonides's Dalalat al-Ha'irin (Guide of the Perplexed), is both aesthetically remarkable and of no little scholarly interest. It is the earliest complete copy of Maimonides's Guide in the Judaeo-Arabic original. In the following paragraphs we shall describe the manuscript in some detail and offer as well some observations on its place within Maimonidean scholarship.

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  • Resource type

    Journal article

  • Institution
    • British Library

  • Journal title
    • British Library Journal

  • Volume
    • 1995

  • Article number
    • 5

  • Publisher
    • British Library

  • Place of publication
    • London, UK

  • ISSN
    • 2056-2829

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    • British Library Board