Texts/documents/translations - A fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic manuscript of Sābūr b. Sahl's Al-Aqrābādhīn al-Scombining dot belowaghīr found in the Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah collection

Efraim Lev, Leigh N. Chipman

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Abstract

Sābūr b. Sahl's Al-aqrābādhīn al-scombining dot belowaghīr is the earliest Arabic pharmacopoeia known to have survived. We present here an edition of Cambridge University Library MS Or. 1081 1.6, a Judaeo-Arabic fragment of that pharmacopoeia from the Cairo Genizah, together with a translation and commentary. Finding a fragment of Sābūr's pharmacopoeia in the Cairo Genizah shows that it was used by the medical practitioners of the Jewish community of Cairo, possibly long after it is supposed to have been superseded by other works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-362
Number of pages16
JournalMedieval Encounters
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Cairo Genizah
  • Islamic medicine
  • Judaeo-Arabic
  • Manuscripts
  • Medieval medicine
  • Pharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Linguistics and Language

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