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The commentary of David Kimchi

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MS. Bodl. 27
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The commentary of David Kimchi (' Rabi Kimhi') on:

  1. Nahum (fol. 1)
  2. Habakkuk (fol. 20)
  3. Zephaniah, (fol. 43)
  4. Zechariah (fol. 52)
  5. Malachi (fol. 96: the first few sentences only)

Translated into Latin, with the Latin text prefixed to each section. This appears not to be Thomas Neale's translation. A casual note of three names (cardinal Pole etc.) on fol. 29v is made into a note of supposed ownership on the inner cover. 'Richard Clyf[?], late 16th cent., is on fol. 99.


  • Creation: Written A.D. 1541-1542 in England


99 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 27, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 27

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17837


The commentary of David Kimchi

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 1874

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by sir Henry Savile in 1620.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 1/2 × 5 in.

The commentary of David Kimchi
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom