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  (XI) Obj. ID: 26346 Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl,, Przemyśl, 1865. // Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemyśl edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts


2 Name/Title Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl | Unknown
3a Object Book binding
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemyśl (Unknown)
5 Date 1865
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Podkarpackie Voivodeship | Przemyśl
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. hebr. 214 (Schwartz, no. 210)
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
20 Remarks
20 Description

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21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
Oz Melekh is an autograph manuscript by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, in honour of the seventh birthday of Rudolf Franz Karl Josef, Prince Imperial and Archduke of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia (1858-1889).

Verso side of the front flyleaf and fols. 1-4: Includes the title page (fol. 1) as well as inscriptions in Hebrew and German devoted to the birthday of Rudolf Franz Karl Josef. Also includes information about the author/scribe, Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl and verses from the Bible.
Fol. 4v: Copy of a letter sent to Hayyim Sobel by Shimon ha-Gaon, son of Moshe Sofer from Przemysl, concerning Oz Melekh (Krakow, 1864).
Fols. 5-11: Contents of the manuscript.
Fols. 11v-17v: Index of verses from Bible, Talmud, Midrash Rabbah and others, used in the manuscript.
Fols. 18-142v: Texts and poetry in honour of the royal family, titled Oz Melekh (עז מלך) and composed of the preface (הקדמה), main section (מבוא הדרוש ונושא הדרוש) and ending section (החתימה וסוגר ופותח). All parts are accompanied by the author's commentaries, called Mateh Oz (מטה עז).
Fols. 143-182: The last section (עדות השם נאמנה), consists of copies of letters of appreciation by Israel Sobel and other texts concerning Oz Melekh. On fol. 152v there is a copy of a letter written by Moses Montefiore in which he gives thanks for the book sent to him by Sobel. It is not completely clear which book it was (see: Remarks).
24 Codicology

: paper

 

 I+183 leaves

 

Measurements

Full page:  245 x 170 mm

Text space:  (170-180) x (110-120) mm

 

Scribes

The text is written by a single scribe, Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, who was also the author.

 

Script

written in square and semi-cursive Ashkenazi script in

N

NNumber of columns:

The text is written in one column.

The commentary is usually situated beneath the text, mostly in the lower part of the page. Sometimes they occupy the outer margins or are inserted within the text space.

 

Number of lines

The text is written in 16-24 lines per page.

 

Ruling

For square script it is ruled by plummet in double lines. There are about 18 double lines per page (fols. 18-23).

No special ruling for semi-cursive script.

The ruling for index (fols. 11v-17v) is table-like: 4 + 5 vertical lines and 30-31 horizontal lines.

 

Pricking

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Quires

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quires of leaves each except for...

 

 

 

 

Catchwords

Horizontal catchwords for pages are found on the left side of the lower margin, under the main text of each page. In the cases where the commentary of one page continues onto the next page, the scribe also included a catchword for the commentary. Thus, sometimes one page has two catchwords: under the main text and under the commentary.   

 

 

Hebrew numeration

The Hebrew numeration begins on fol. 2. It is situated in the outer upper corner of each page. 

 

Blank leaves

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24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Paper
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
The scribe, Israel Sobel, signed his name on many pages of the manuscript, mainly at the ends of different chapters (e.g. fol. 1). His signature is composed of his name, written in Hebrew and Latin letters, enclosed within an oval. Sometimes, he identifies himself as a מגיד מישרים (preacher) (e.g fol. 38).
The date is also written many times in different ways. Usually, it is given by a numerical value of the letters in relevant biblical verses. At the end of the verses appears the abbreviation לפ"ק (excluding thousands) written as a ligature (e.g fol. 38).
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding

The green leather (calf) binding is stamped with gold inscription in front:

"אל נא תבט אל מראהו\ ואל מכסה עוד תכס עליו מלמעלה\ הבט נא אל מאורהו\ ואל מחזה אור תחז בעליו למעלה\ כי הנה יש כלי אין חפץ בו\ וכל אבן יקרה טמון בחבו\ ויש תכרוך בוז וחפר עלי ספר\ ותוכו רצוף צוף דבש אמרי שפר".

"………..

At its back it is stamped in the centre with a bouquet of flowers.

Both sides are double framed with decorative golden band.

The edges of the pages are gilt.

 

 

36 Decoration Program
  1. The title page is decorated with a depiction of a double-headed eagle and a curtain (fol. 1).  
36 Summary and Remarks

The text of Oz Melekh is an autograph which was composed and written in 1865 by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, Galicia. It is devoted to honouring the seventh birthday of Rudolf Franz Karl Josef, Prince Imperial and Archduke of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia (1858-1889).

The text comprises the main part, called Oz Melekh, and a commentary by the author called Mateh Oz. The name Oz Melekh (Kingly Power) was usually given to texts devoted to different events in the life of royal families.         

The main part contains words of appreciation for the royal family, based on biblical verses related to royalty. In addition, the text also contains copies of several letters of appreciation written by Sobel, as well as of the letters sent to him by other people. One of these letters was written by Moses Montefiore, a prominent figure in the Jewish world in this period. Sobel also copied his replay to Montefiore's letter, which occupies almost 20 leaves (fols. 153v-170) and contains the photographic depictions of Montefiore's coat of arms.   

At the end of each part of the manuscript Israel Sobel signed in Hebrew and in German. Sometimes he referred to himself as a preacher (מגיד מישרים), while on the flyleaf he specified that he was a preacher in the Beit ha-Midrash Mikra in Przemysl.

The mention of his activity as a preacher is also found in another manuscript preserved in London's Montefiore Library 520. This manuscript comprises various texts composed by different people. Sobel copied fols. 39-39v, 40v-47v, 99-109. The first part (fols. 39-39v, 40v-47v) speaks about the travels of Moses Montefiore to Israel for charitable work, and is alternating with the text on the same subject by Jacob Halevi who wrote his text while being in Jerusalem. In the second part (fols. 99-109) Sobel copied his homily, called Drosh Nehama Be-Kfalim (Manifold Appeal for Consolation) for Sabbath Nahamu (שבת נחמו) which follows the Ninth of Av. This text is also related to the charitable activities of Moses Montefiore. At the end of the homily (fol. 109), Sobel signed his name with a signature similar to that found in the Vienna manuscript, and he informs us that he is a preacher, he wrote this text in Przemysl and he is the author of Oz Melekh and Mateh Oz (!). Thus, on the one hand, we can presume that Oz Melekh was written before the text of the London manuscript. On the other hand, in Montefiore's letter copied by Sobel in Oz Melekh, Montefiore thanks him for the book sent to him by Sobel, after Montefiore came back to London from "Morocco cities", i.e. in 1863. While does not mention the name of the book, he mentions seeing Drosh Nehama Be-Kfalim, which is the homily included in the later London manuscript. From the point of view of the dates, Sobel could not have sent Oz Melekh, since it was written in 1865 and Montefiore received the book in 1863-64, when he came back from Morocco. Most probably, the homily was written by Sobel earlier than Oz Melekh, sent to Montefiore and later copied into the London manuscript.     

 

38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
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42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Schwartz, Catalogue, no. 210
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
26346
48 Temp: Addenda
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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ilona Steimann 02.09.2005 49a
50 Researcher Ilona Steimann 21.09.2005 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal 53a
54 Editor Judith Cardozo 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 262198 Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, , Przemyśl, 1865 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
ID: 262198 Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, , Przemyśl, 1865 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl | Unknown
3a Object Book binding
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemyśl (Unknown)
5 Date 1865
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Poland | Podkarpackie Voivodeship | Przemyśl
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. hebr. 214 (Schwartz, no. 210)
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Displayed double-headed eagle grasping two animals |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M001122
20 Description

Fol. 1:

The title page is decorated in the upper part with a double-headed eagle formed by spiral lines. The eagle's right head faces to the right, whereas the left head is folded at the neck and faces downwards. Its wings are spread out and in the centre on its breast is an oval with an inscription written within it, following the spiral shape:

"שמים לרום\ וארץ לעומק\ ולבב מלכים אין חקר (משלי כה: ג) למו' (?)\ לפ"ק [לפרט קטן]"

 "'The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable' (Proverbs 25: 3) (?)\ excluding the thousands."[1]

The summary of the numerical values of the letters""ולבב... למו' which are part of the inscription gives the date of year 1865, which is the year the manuscript was composed.

The eagle is perched on a horizontal bar, over which a curtain is draped. A dedicatory inscription in German is written on the curtain:

 

"Great Emperor's Highness

RUDOLF FRANZ KARL JOSEF

Crown Prince and Heir to the throne, Archduke of

Austriaand so on,

In duty bound and loved by his people

And it is duty to speak on the birthday

Of His Highness on 21 August 1865."

 

"Gr. [Gross] Kaiserlich Hoheit

RUDOLF FRANZ KARL JOSEF

Kronprinz und Thronfolger, Erzherzog von

Oestreich et ct [etcetera],

In Pflichtschuldigste Unterthansliebe und

Treue ausgesprochen zur Geburtsfeuer

Sr, Hoheit am 21. August 1865."

 

 

Under the curtain it is written: "Ehrfurchtsvoll gewidmet von Israel Moses Sobel./ aus Przemysl" ("Respectfully dedicated by Israel Moses Sobel./ from Przemysl").

 

In the lower part of the page below the curtain it is inscribed in Hebrew:

"יום: נקדמה פניו בתודה לסדר: הנני נתן לו את בריתי שלום; ולפרט: והיתה\ הטובה הזו לו ולזרעו אחריו. – לפ"ק" 

Day: we will precede his face with thanksgiving to the order: I give him my covenant of peace; and particularly: and this favour was [granted] to him and to his progeny after him (1869)"

 

Above and below the eagle are other inscriptions, all giving the year the manuscript was composed in numerical values of the letters:

"בשם יי' אלהים אל עולם, לפ"ק א והנותן כח ועז, לפ"ק אדר הממשלה, לפ"ק ובכבוד להנשר, לפ"ק הרב בין ארזי לבנון, לפ"ק"

"In the name of God, Lord of the world (1865) (?) who gives strength and courage (1869) splendor (?) of the government (1865) and with honour to the eagle (1865) Rabbi (?) among cedars of Lebanon[2] (1865)"

"כל זרוזה ושורה למנין שנת הכתר מנויה וספורה"

"Every quick (?) and row in the count of the year KETER (Crown = 1865) is counted and calculated"

"הן כנשר, לפ"ק בארך האבר בגדל הכנף, לפ"ק"

"As the eagle (1865) in the length of the wing in the size of the wing (1865)"  

"הנה גם הוא בזה על גוזליו הלא ירחף, לפ"ק"

"Here he also in this, above his young birds will not float (1865)"

 

At the bottom corners of the page there are two signatures of Israel Moses Sobel: the right one is in Hebrew and the left one is in German (see: General Document).

 


[1] Notation after the enumeration of the Jewish year represented by Hebrew letters, indicating that the thousands of years are excluded from the date.

[2] The "cedars of Lebanon" are mentioned numerous times in the Bible, heralded as impressive trees and likened to monarchs (Kings 2, 14: 9). 

21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Paper, ink
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
262198
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ilona Steimann 02.09.2005 49a
50 Researcher Ilona Steimann 21.09.2005 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Michal Sternthal 53a
54 Editor Judith Cardozo 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 262199 Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, binding, Przemyśl, 1865 edit
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
ID: 262199 Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl, binding, Przemyśl, 1865 edit  
Category: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

General Document


2 Name/Title Oz Melekh by Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemysl | Unknown
3a Object Book binding
3b Object Detail binding
4a Artist/ Maker Israel Moses son of Hayyim Sobel from Przemyśl (Unknown)
5 Date 1865
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Poland | Podkarpackie Voivodeship | Przemyśl
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Austria | Vienna | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
| Cod. hebr. 214 (Schwartz, no. 210)
10 Location Austria | Wien (Bundesland) | Wien (Vienna) | Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. M001123
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
262199
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a



     

 

 

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