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Bibliography of the Genizah Collection

Over the years, members of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit have produced catalogues for the Genizah collections, and a number of these have already appeared in the Cambridge University Library's Genizah Series. This bibliography lists the current state of that Series, and adds some other relevant books in the University Library's holdings. If you know of other significant items not listed here, please email

Other Publications

The Genizah Series

(Published in Cambridge for Cambridge University Library by Cambridge University Press)

Reif, Stefan C.: (ed) The Cambridge Genizah Collections: their contents and significance (2002)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 1)

Davis, Malcolm C.: Hebrew Bible manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Vol. 1: Taylor-Schechter Old Series and other Genizah Collections in Cambridge University Library (1978)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 2, 1)

Davis, Malcolm C.: Hebrew Bible manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Vol. 2: Taylor-Schechter New Series and Westminster College Cambridge Collection (1980)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 2, 2)

Davis, Malcolm C. and Outhwaite, Ben.: Hebrew Bible manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Vol. 3: Taylor-Schechter Additional Series 1--31 (2003)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 2, 3)

Davis, Malcolm C. and Outhwaite, Ben: Hebrew Bible manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Vol. 4: Taylor-Schechter Additional Series 32--255, with Addenda to previous volumes (2003)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 2, 4)

Hopkins, Simon A.: A miscellany of literary pieces from the Cambridge Genizah Collections: a catalogue and selection of texts in the Taylor-Schechter Collection, Old Series, Box A45 (1978)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 3)

Morag, Shelomo: Vocalised Talmudic manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections Vol.1: Taylor-Schechter Old Series (1988)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 4)

Brody, Robert and Wiesenberg, Ernest J.: Post-Talmudic rabbinic manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections Vol.1: Taylor-Schechter New Series (1998)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 5)

Reif, Stefan C.: Published material from the Cambridge Genizah Collections: a Bibliography 1896-1980 (1988)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 6)

Yahalom, Yosef: Palestinian vocalised Piyyut manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (1997)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 7)

Klein, Michael L.: Targumic manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (1992)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 8)

Khan, Geoffrey: Karaite Bible manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah (1990)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 9)

Khan, Geoffrey: Arabic legal and administrative documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (1993)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 10)

Isaacs, Haskell D. and Baker, Colin F.: Medical and para-medical manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (1994)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 11)

Baker, Colin F. and Polliack, Meira : Arabic and Judeo-Arabic manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Arabic Old Series (T-S Ar.1a-54) (2001)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah series 12)

Jefferson, Rebecca J. W. and Hunter, Erica C. D.: Published Material from the Cambridge Genizah Collections. A Bibliography 1980-1997 (2004)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah Series 13).

Shivtiel, Avihai and Niessen, Friedrich: Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Taylor-Schechter New Series (2006)
(Cambridge University Library Genizah Series 14).

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Other Publications

Encyclopaedia Judaica volume 16, cols. 1333-42

Encyclopaedia Judaica Year Book 1983/5 (Jerusalem, 1985), pp. 163-71.

Allony, Nehemiah: Genizah fragments of Rabbinic literature (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1973)

Allony, Nehemiah and Tobi, Yosef: Shirim genuzim: new poems of the Cairo Genizah (Jerusalem: 2001)

Bareket, Elinoar: The Jewish leadership in Fustat in the first half of the eleventh century (in Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: 1995)

Bareket, Elinoar: The Jews of Egypt 1007-1055: based on documents from the archive of Efraim ben Shemarya (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1995)

Bareket, Elinoar: Fustat on the Nile: the Jewish elite in medieval Egypt (Leiden: 1999)

Baumgarten, Joseph M.; Chazon, Esther G.; Pinnick, Avital: (eds) The Damascus document: a centennial of discovery: proceedings of the third International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 4-8 February 1998 (Leiden: Brill, 2000)

Beentjes, Pancratius C.: (ed.) The book of Ben Sira in modern research: proceedings of the first International Ben Sira Conference, 28-31 July 1996, Soesterberg, Netherlands (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1997)

Ben-Sasson, Menahem: The Jews of Sicily 825 - 1068 (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 1991)

Ben-Sasson, Menahem: The emergence of the local Jewish community in the Muslim world: Qayrawan, 800-1057 (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1997) (2nd Edition)

Bentwich, Norman: Solomon Schechter; a biography (Cambridge, 1938)

Berger, Klaus: Die Weisheitsschrift aus der Kairoer Geniza: Erstedition, Kommentar und Übersetzung: Texte und Arbeiten zum neutestamentlichen Zeitalter; 1 (Tübingen: Francke, c1989)

Blau, Joshua and Reif, Stefan C.: Genizah research after ninety years, the case of Judaeo-Arabic: papers read at the third Congress of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Bregman, Marc: The Tanhuma-Yelammedenu literature: studies in the evolution of the versions (in Hebrew) (New Jersey: 2003)

Broshi, Magen: The Damascus document reconsidered (Israel Exploration Society: Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, 1992)

Burkitt, Francis C. and Taylor, Charles: Hebrew-Greek Genizah palimpsests from the Taylor-Schechter Collection (Cambridge: 1900).

Burkitt, Francis C.: Fragments of the Books of Kings according to the Translation of Aquila (Cambridge: 1897);

Chiesa, Bruno: L'Antico Testamento Ebraico secondo la tradizione palestinese (Torino: Bottega d'Erasmo, 1978)

Cohen, Mark R.: Jewish self-government in Medieval Egypt: the origins of the Office of Head of the Jews, ca. 1065-1126 (Princeton, NJ: 1980)

Constable, Olivia R.: Trade and traders in Muslim Spain: the commercial realignment of the Iberian peninsula, 900-1500 (Cambridge: 1994)

Danzig, Neil: Introduction to halakhot pesuqot with a supplement to halakhot pesuqot (in Hebrew) (New York and Jerusalem: 1993)

David, Yonah: (ed.) The poems of Rabbi Isaac ibn Ghiyyat, Lucena 1089-Cordoba 1038: on the basis of manuscripts and printed books, a tentative edition (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1987)

Davies, Phillip R.: The Damascus covenant: an interpretation of the "Damascus document" (Sheffield: 1983)

De Lange, Nicholas: Greek Jewish texts from the Cairo Genizah (Tübingen: 1996)

Delbes, Pierre: Les documents datés de la Geniza du Caire (Université de Cambridge, Westminster College Cambridge) (Paris: Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, 1992)

Dietrich, Manfried: Neue palåstinisch punktierte Bibelfragmente: Veröffentlicht und auf Text und Punktation hin untersucht (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1968)

Dimitrovsky, Haim Z.: (ed.) S'ridei Bavli: fragments from Spanish and Portuguese incunabula and sixteenth century printings of the Babylonian Talmud and Alfasi (New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1979)

Elitsur, Shulamit: The piyyutim of Rabbi El`azar Birabbi Qillar (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1988)

Elitsur, Shulamit: Poet at a turning point; Rabbi Yehoshua bar Khalfa and his poetry (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 1994)

Fahr, Heinz; Glessmer, Uwe: Jordandurchzug und Beschneidung als Zurechtweisung in einem Targum zu Josua 5 (Edition des Ms T.-S. B 13,12) (Gluckstadt: Augustin, 1991)

Fassberg, Steven E.: A grammar of the Palestinian Targum fragments from the Cairo Genizah: Harvard Semitic studies; no. 38 (Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1991)

Fenton, Paul B.: Obadia et David Mämonide; deux traités de mystique juive: le traité du puits le guide du detachement (Paris: 1987)

Fleischer, Ezra: The yoser: its emergence and development (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1984)

Fleischer, Ezra: Eretz Israel prayer and prayer rituals as portrayed in the Genizah documents (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1988)

Fleischer, Ezra; Friedman, Mordechai A.; Kraemer, Joel A.: (eds) Mas'at Moshe: studies in Jewish and Islamic culture: presented to Moshe Gil (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 1998)

Frank, Daniel: (ed.) The Jews of Medieval Islam. Community, Society, and Identity. Proceedings of an International Conference held by the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London 1992 (Leiden: 1995)

Friedman, Mordechai Akiva: (ed.) Cairo Geniza Studies: Te'uda: the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies research series; 1. Proceedings of a conference held in Tel-Aviv, 24-25 March, 1976 (Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980)

Friedman, Mordechai Akiva: Jewish marriage in Palestine: a Cairo Geniza study (Tel-Aviv; New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1980)

Friedman, Mordechai Akiva: Jewish polygyny in the Middle Ages: new documents from the Cairo Geniza (in Hebrew) (Tel-Aviv: Bialik Institute, 1986)

Friedman, Mordechai Akiva: (ed.) Te'uda 15: a century of Geniza research (Tel Aviv: 1999)

Ghosh, Amitav: In an antique land (London: Granta in association with Penguin, 1994)

Gil, Moshe: Documents of the Jewish pious foundations from the Cairo Genizah (Leiden: 1976)

Gil, Moshe: The Tustaris, family and sect (in Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: 1981)

Gil, Moshe: Palestine during the first Muslim period, 634-1099 (in Hebrew) (Tel Aviv : Tel Aviv University, 1983)

Gil, Moshe: A history of Palestine, 634-1099 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Gil, Moshe: In the Kingdom of Ishmael (in Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1997)

Gil, Moshe and Fleischer, Ezra: (eds) Yehuda Ha-Levi and his circle: 55 Geniza Documents (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 2001)

Gil, Moshe: Jews in Islamic countries in the Middle Ages (Leiden, Boston: 2004)

Ginzberg, Louis: Yerushalmi fragments from the Genizah (New York: 1909)

Ginzberg, Louis: An unknown Jewish sect (New York: E.T., 1976)

Glessmer, Uwe: Einleitung in die Targume zum Pentateuch (Tübingen: Mohr, 1995)

Goitein, Shelomo D.: A Mediterranean society: the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Genizah (6 volumes) (London: University of California Press, 1967-1993)

Goitein, Shelomo D.: Letters of Medieval Jewish Traders (Princeton: 1973)

Golb, Norman and Pritsak, Omeljan: Khazarian Hebrew documents of the tenth century (Ithaca: 1982)

Greenbaum, Aaron: Biblical commentary of Rav Samuel ben Hofni Gaon (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Mosad ha-rav Kuk, 1978)

Gutwirth, Eleazar and Reif, Stefan C.: Ten centuries of Hispano-Jewish culture: an exhibition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Library, 1992)

Habermann, Abraham M.: The Cairo Genizah and other genizoth: Their character, contents and development (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1971)

Hassan, Muhammad Khalifa, and Sirag, Al-Nabawi Jabar: The Geniza and Jewish Synagogues in Egypt = Al-Geniza wal-Ma`abid al-Yahudiyya fi Misr (in Arabic) (Cairo: Center for Eastern Studies, Cairo University, 2000).

Hopkins, Simon: Maimonides's Commentary on Shabbat: The draft commentary according to autograph fragments from the Cairo Geniza: Arabic original and Hebrew translation (Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 2001)

Kahana, Menahem: Manuscripts of the halakhic midrashim: an annotated catalogue (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1995)

Kahle, Paul Ernst: The Cairo Geniza (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2nd ed 1959)

Kasher, Rimon: Targumic toseftot to the Prophets (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1996)

Khan, Geoffrey: (ed.) Exegesis and grammar in medieval Karaite texts: Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 13 (Oxford: 2001)

Klein, Michael L.: Genizah manuscripts of Palestinian Targum to the Pentateuch (Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1986)

Lambert, Phyllis: (ed.) Fortifications and the synagogue: The Fortress of Babylon and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo (London: 1994)

Lewis, Agnes S. and Gibson, Margaret D.: Palestinian Syriac texts from palimpsest fragments in the Taylor-Schechter Collection: (London: C.J. Clay, 1900).

Lewis, Agnes S.: In the Shadow of the Sinai: a story of travel and research from 1895 to 1897 (Cambridge: 1898)

Lieberman, Abraham A.: Unpublished fragments of talmudical commentaries to the Alfasi relating to the tractate of Shabbat from the Cairo Geniza (in Hebrew) ([Brooklyn: [n.publ.] 1988)

Luger, Yehezkel: The weekday Amidah in the Cairo Genizah (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Orhot Press, 2001)

Mann, Jacob: Texts and studies in Jewish history and literature (Cincinnati: 1931)

Mann, Jacob: The Jews in Egypt and in Palestine under the Fatimid Caliphs: a contribution to their political and communal history based chiefly on Genizah material hitherto unpublished (2 vols, ed. S. D. Goitein) (New York: 1970)

Margaliot, Mordechai (ed. Israel Ta-Shema): Hilkhot 'Eres Yisrael Min Ha-Genizah (Jerusalem: 1973)

Morag, Shelomo; Ben-Ami, Issachar and Stillman, Norman A.: (eds) Studies in Geniza and Sepharadi heritage presented to Shelomo Dov Goitein on the occasion of his eightieth birthday by his students, colleagues and friends (Jerusalem: Magnes, 1981)

Müller-Kessler, Christa and Sokoloff, Michael: (eds) The Christian Palestinian Aramaic old testament and apocrypha version from the early period (a corpus of Christian Palestinian Aramaic; I) (Groningen: 1997)

Naveh, Joseph and Shaked, Shaul: Magic spells and formulae: Aramaic incantations of Late Antiquity (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1993)

Oko, Adolph S.: Solomon Schechter M.A., LittD.: a bibliography (London: C.U.P., 1938)

Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith: Karaite marriage documents from the Cairo Geniza: legal tradition and community life in mediaeval Egypt and Palestine (Leiden: 1998)

Price, A. Whigham: The ladies of Castlebrae (London: Headline, 1987). The life of Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson

Rabin, Chaim: The Zadokite documents, 1: the admonition, 2: the laws (Oxford: 2nd ed. 1958)

Rabinovitz, Zvi Meir: Ginze Midrash. The oldest form of Rabbinic Midrashim according to Genizah Manuscripts (Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: Chaim Rosenberg School for Jewish Studies, TAU, 1976)

Ratzaby, Yehuda: (ed.) Saadya's translation and commentary on Isaiah (in Hebrew) (Kiriat Ono: 1993)

Reif, Shulie: (ed.) The written word remains: the archive and the achievement. Articles in honour of Professor Stefan C. Reif (Cambridge: 2004)

Reif, Stefan C.: A guide to the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection (Cambridge: Cambridge University Library, 2nd edition 1979)

Reif, Stefan C.: A Jewish archive from Old Cairo (Richmond: Curzon Press, 2000)

Revell, Ernest J.: Hebrew texts with Palestinian vocalization (Toronto: 1970)

Revell, Ernest J.: Biblical texts with Palestinian pointing and their accents (Scholars Press: c1977)

Richler, Binyamin: Hebrew Manuscripts: A Treasured Legacy (Jerusalem: Ofeq Institute, c1990)

Richler, Binyamin: Guide to Hebrew manuscript Collections (Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994)

Rivlin, Yosef: Inheritance and wills in Jewish law (Ramat Gan: 1999)

Rowley, Harold H.: The Zadokite fragments and the Dead Sea scrolls (Oxford: Blackwell, 1952)

Schäfer, Peter and Shaked, Shaul: Magische texte aus der Kairoer Geniza (Band I-III) (Tübingen: 1994-99)

Schechter, Solomon and Taylor, Charles: The Wisdom of Ben Sira: portions of the book Ecclesiasticus from Hebrew manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah fragments presented to the University of Cambridge (Cambridge: C.U.P., 1899)

Schechter, Solomon and Taylor, Charles: Facsimiles of the Fragments hitherto recovered of the Book of Ecclesiasticus in Hebrew (London: 1901)

Schechter, Solomon: Documents of Jewish sectaries/ edited from Hebrew MSS. in the Cairo Genizah collection, now in the possession of the University Library, Cambridge (Cambridge: University Press, 1910) 2 vols

Scheiber, Sandor: Geniza studies: Collectanea; 17 (Hildesheim: Olms, 1981)

Schiffman, Lawrence H. and Swartz, Michael D.: Hebrew and Aramaic incantation texts from the Cairo Genizah: selected texts from Taylor-Schechter Box K1: Semitic texts and Studies; 1 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, c1992)

Schirmann, Jefim: Shirim hadashim min ha-Genizah (Jerusalem: Israel Academy, 1965)

Segal, Moses H.: Sefer Ben Sira ha-shalem: kolel kol ha-seridim ha-`ivriyim she-nitgallu mitokh ha-genizah w-hahzarat ha-qeta`im ha-haserim/ `im mavo, perush u-maftehot me-et Mosheh Tsevi Segal. (Jerusalem: Mossad Bialik, 2nd edition c1971)

Shailat, Isaac: Letters and essays of Moses Maimonides: a critical edition of the Hebrew and Arabic letters... (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1987-88)

Shaked, Shaul: A tentative bibliography of Genizah documents (Paris: 1964)

Sirat, Colette: Hebrew manuscripts of the Middle Ages (edited and translated by Nicholas De Lange) (Cambridge: 2002)

Sokoloff, Michael and Yahalom, Joseph: Jewish Palestinian Aramaic poetry from late antiquity: critical edition with introduction and commentary (Jerusalem: 1999)

Sokoloff, Michael: Geniza fragments of Bereshit Rabba (Jerusalem: Academy of the Hebrew Language, 1982)

Taylor, Charles: Hebrew-Greek Cairo Genizah palimpsests from the Taylor-Schechter collection including a fragment of the twenty-second Psalm according to Origen's Hexapla (Cambridge: C.U.P., 1900)

Van Bekkum, Wouter Jacques: The Qedushta'ot of Yehudah according to the Genizah Manuscripts (Groningen: 1988)

Wallenstein, Meir: Some unpublished piyyutim from the Cairo Genizah; reconstructed, revocalised and translated with critical notes (Manchester: 1956)

Wieder, Naphtali: The formation of Jewish liturgy in the East and the West (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 1998)

Yahalom, Yosef: (ed.) Liturgical poems of Sim`on Bar Megas (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1984)

Yahalom, Yosef and Engel, `Ednah : Mahzor Eretz Israel: a Geniza codex/ identified and reconstructed with an annotated introduction by J. Yahalom; with a palaeographic study by E. Engel (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1987)

Yahalom, Yosef and Blau, Joshua: (eds) The wanderings of Judah Alharizi: five accounts of his travels (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 2002)

Yeivin, Israel: Geniza Bible fragments with Babylonian massorah and vocalization including additional Bible fragments with Babylonian massorah and vocalization (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: Makor, 1973)

Yeivin, Israel: The Hebrew language tradition as reflected in the Babylonian vocalization (in Hebrew) (Jerusalem: 1985)

Zeitlin, Solomon: The Zadokite fragments: facsimile of the manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah collection in the possession of the University Library, Cambridge, England (Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 1952)

Zulay, Menahem: Piyyute Yannai. Liturgical poems of Yannai (Berlin: Schocken, 1938)

Zulay, Menahem: Eretz Israel and its poetry. Studies in piyyutim from the Cairo Genizah. Edited by Ephraim Hazan (Jerusalem: 1995)

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