Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 2452 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tafsīr Tehilim by Bābā ben Nūri’ēl

A Judaeo-Persian translation of the Psalms, made at Iṣfahān اصفهان ca. 1740 under the orders of Nādir Shāh نادر شاه and the general supervision of Mīrzā Maḥtī ‘Aqīlī میرزا محتی عقیلی , preceded by a grammatical introduction


A large part of the introduction is missing and the translation breaks off near the end of Psalm cxxxii

For a complete copy of the same translation see Or. 4729

Language(s): Judaeo-Persian


For a more detailed description see Meredith-Owens 1968, page 38.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 54 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 22.3 × 15 cm.


Origin: 18th-19th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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