Catalogue Entry: THEM00362

Notes on prophetic works

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 10b, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Custodial History

SL248 was bought at the Sotheby sale by 'Maxwell' (i.e. Lymington) for £26. On 9 September 1936 Sotheby's told Yahuda that Lymington would sell lots 248, 264 (now Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 19) and 267 (now Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 20) for a total of £60. Apparently 8 ff. of the original lot were transferred to Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 1.

Sotheby Lot

Part of SL248


Notes on prophetic works, principally Daniel, in English with some Latin. Includes two projected lists of titles (the relationship of which to the rest of the document is at best tenuous), as follows:

(i) [This list occurs twice, at separate points, in slightly variant versions, of which the first is cited here.]

'Sect. 1. De Captivitate Babylonica septuaginta annorum.

Sect. 2. De duplici Ezra ac duplici Neemiah deq[ue] singuloru[m] scriptis

Sect. 3. De tempore ædificati Templi

Sect. 4. De temporibus Ezræ junioris et Neemiæ junioris.

Sect. 5. Expositio 70 Hebdomadu[m]

Sect. 6. Expositio dierum 2300

Sect. 7. Expositio dierum 1260, 1290, 1335.'

(ii) 'De Prophetijs Danielis Liber

Cap. 1/ Chronologia regum Babyloniæ, & Captivitatis 70 annoru[m]

Cap. 2/ Chronologia librorum Ezræ & Nehemiæ

Cap. 3/ Expositio Visionis Hebdomadum septuaginta

Cap. 4/ Expositio Visionis quatuor Bestiarum

Cap. 5/ Expositio Visionis Arietis & Hirci

Cap. 6/ Expositio Visionis de scriptura veritatis'

[Editorial Note 1] The remainder of the text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 2] The following text is written upside down and runs backwards from f. 8v to the lower half of f. 7r.

[1] Ier 52.31

[2] H.

[Editorial Note 3] The remainder of the text on this page is written upside down.

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