Catalogue Entry: THEM00056

Miscellaneous theological extracts and notes

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 13, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Custodial History

SL239 was bought at the Sotheby sale by Gabriel Wells for £19 and subsequently acquired by Yahuda. At some point four leaves were transferred to SL236 (Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 5).

Sotheby Lot

Part of SL239

Contents

Ms. 13.1

ff. 1r-4v 'Ex Irenæi adversus hæreses lib. I.' (c. 1670s): excerpts in Latin.

Ms. 13.2

Notes on Jewish ceremonies and their relevance to prophetic exegesis. The hand changes from Newton's to that of an amanuensis halfway down f. 9v; Newton takes over again from f. 17r.

ff. 1-16 'Ex Maimonide Liber de Cultu divino' (c. 1680s): Latin excerpts. See H1018 for the source.

ff. 17r-19r 'Ex notis Ludovici de Veil in Maimonidem': Latin excerpts.

ff. 19r-21v Latin excerpts about Jewish theology, principally from Buxtorff's Synagoga Judaica (H323) and Bibliotheca Rabbinica, and (also beginning f. 19r) 'Ex Ioma, codex Talmudis Hierosolymitani'.

ff. 21v-22v: 'Annotationes' on the above, in Latin.

Ms. 13.3

ff. 1-20 Latin notes for 'Theologiæ Gentilis Origines Philosophicæ' (c. 1680s).

ff. 21-23 Similar notes in English.

f. 25 List of 'Authores fabulosi'.

f. 27 Latin quotations from Plato, Aristotle and Galen about astronomy, followed by three blank leaves.

Notes

The hand changes from Newton's to that of an amanuensis halfway down Ms. 13.2 f. 9v; Newton takes over again from f. 17r.

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