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The present manuscript is an elegant, complete copy of the book, with the text of part of the first three leaves filled in by hand by Obadiah ben Elijah Bezalel in Vilna in Kislev 637 (1876) based on a printed edition. The anonymous original scribe claims to have copied some kabbalistic material (ff. 78r-79r) from Rabbi Naphtali Bacharach’s (early seventeenth century) Emek ha-melekh (Amsterdam, 1648), a controversial book summarizing Lurianic kabbalistic theology that is based primarily on the works of Rabbis Hayyim Vital (1542-1620) and Sarug, but the text quoted here does not appear in the published edition or, indeed, in any other printed kabbalistic treatise. Probably not coincidentally, Bacharach himself quotes Sefer berit menuhah extensively in his own writing.
Obadiah ben Elijah Bezalel (ff. 5r, 79r)
Oded Porat, Sefer berit ha-menuhah: mahadurah madda‘it u-mevo’ot (Bnei Brak: Hakibbutz Hameuchad; Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2016).
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