Talmud masekhet Shabbat
Talmud. Shabbat. Selections
No place, unknown, or undetermined
friedberg MSS 9-002
Manuscripts, HebrewManuscripts, Medieval
Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Manuscript on vellum, apparently in an 11th cent. Byzantine hand (date and place are uncertain; the codicological evidence seems to point to a North African origin). Quires of four sheets; prickings and rulings in evidence. Written by two scribes. Includes marginal and interlinear notes in another hand.
Text begins on leaf 2b (le-altar shemaʻ mina) of the standard ed. and continues until 47b (includes Mishnah of chap. 4, Ba-meh tomnin).
First quire has only three sheets, which indicates that the first and last leaves are missing (i.e. gap at front and between leaves 6 and 7). This quire can be completed by one leaf from the Antonin collection in St. Petersburg. See A. Katsh, Ginze Talmud Bavli, plates 20-21. Leaves 2,3,4 mutilated with some loss of text.