Project Status: Complete

The Oxford Genizah Collection contains some 4,000 fragments from the Cairo Genizah that were deposited in the Bodleian Library. The fragments cover a broad time period, from the 9th century to the 19th century. The online catalog is based on Neubauer and Cowley’s 1906 catalog and Cowley’s later 1926 catalog. The database allows users to browse the fragments or perform advanced searches based on keyword or various qualities of the fragments, like period or text. Some entries are digitized; however, most have only catalog descriptions of the fragments.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogSearchable Database

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 800 - 1600

Subject: Biblical studiesHebrewJews, JudaismLinguisitcsManuscript StudiesMaterial Culture

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Art and ArtifactsManuscriptsMaterial EvidenceTextual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: AfricaEgypt

Original Language: Arabic (Middle)AramaicGeorgianGreekHebrewJudeo-ArabicSyriac