The Home of the Hebrew Scribe of MS Parma de Rossi 1105

Norman Golb

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Manuscript Parma de Rossi 1105 (=MS 2429) of the Bibliotheca Palatina is one of many, at Parma and elsewhere, preserving the Hebrew translation by Judah ibn Tibbon of Judah Halevi's renowned apologetic work entitled Sefer ha-Kuzari. Its special interest resides not in the copy itself --- which to the best of my knowledge contains no significant variations --- but rather in the place and time in which it was copied.