The Prince and the Plunder

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History of the Jews by Joseph ben Goryon (OR 825)

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What: An early 18th century manuscript of The History of the Jews ascribed to Joseph ben Goryon. “Foll. 1 and 2, in a different hand, contain: The Lord’s Prayer, The Creed and The hymn to the blessed Virgin Mary.”

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Provenance: Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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