Pas Yeda’ and Massa’ ha-‘Am: The lost works of Avraham ben Yoshiyahu (Abraham Ezyiaszewicz)

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Piotr Muchowski

Abstract

Pas Yeda’ and Massa’ ha-‘Am are two famous works by Avraham ben Yoshiyahu, mentioned in numerous publications, which were lost. The present article is devoted to these two works. It makes an attempt to explain the mystery of the “lost” Pas Yeda’ and it introduces an edition of the preserved passages of Massa’ ha-‘Am which have until recently been unrecognized. It also briefly depicts the preserved manuscripts and works of Avraham ben Yoshiyahu.

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Piotr Muchowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature

is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (in the section of Hebrew, Aramaic and Karaite Studies). His recent research focuses on the literature of the Karaites in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. His latest publication is the book FolkLiterature of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaites: Abkowicz 3 Manuscript, Part 2 (Editions Suger Press, Revue Européenne des Etudes Hébraïques: Paris 2013).

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