Jewish prayer texts from the Cairo Genizah : a selection of manuscripts at Cambridge University Library, introduced, transcribed, translated, and annotated, with Images /

"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 a...

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Author / Creator:Reif, Stefan C., 1944- author, translator.
Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (viii, 329 pages)
Language:English
Series:Cambridge Genizah studies series ; volume 7
Études sur le Judaïsme médiéval, 0169-815X ; tome LXVI
Cambridge Genizah studies series ; v. 7.
Etudes sur le judaïsme médiéval ; t. 66.
Subject:Cambridge University Library.
British Library.
British Library.
Cambridge University Library.
Judaism -- Liturgy -- History and criticism.
Cairo Genizah.
Manuscripts, Hebrew -- England -- Cambridge.
Manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic -- England -- Cambridge.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Cairo Genizah.
Judaism -- Liturgy.
Manuscripts, Hebrew.
Manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic.
England -- Cambridge.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12016507
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ISBN:9789004313323
900431332X
9789004313316
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 04, 2016).
Summary:"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"--
Other form:Print version: Reif, Stefan C., 1944- Jewish prayer texts from the Cairo Genizah. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016] 9789004313316