The image at left comes from the title page of Kitāb al-Madāris (كتاب المدارس) ("Book of Studies"), a Samaritan catechism in the form of question and answer (سوال and جواب) covering the ritual practices and ceremonial usages of the Samaritan community. This work was composed by Pinḥas ben Isaac, and, according to the colophon, copied in 1330 [AH =1912] by Isaac ben Benjamin of Jerusalem.
The goblet form on this page is contained by a second title in Samaritan Hebrew, as follows: מכתב המדרש לתלמוד הנערים הזכרים רחמות אלה על אמורו ומתבו אמן.
Bibliographic information for this document
Author: Pinhas ben Isaac
Copyist: Isaac ben Benjamin of Jerusalem
Format: Paper, 8 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 84 leaves with wide margins, 18 lines to a page. Bound in red paper covers.
Text: Arabic, written in an indifferent Neskhi hand, in black and red ink, with catchwords. Also, quotations are given in Samaritan Hebrew.
Call Number: RAR MS97
Location: Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library