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34, an Ashkenazi manuscript of the early 13th century. five Zev Vilnay, The Hebrew Maps of Palestine: A study in Hebrew Cartography (Jerusalem, 1944), 7, 39 [in Hebrew]. 6 Zev Vilnay, The Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land: A examine in Hebrew Cartography, second ed. (Jerusalem, 1968), five [in Hebrew]. For a examine of the illuminations showing within the Munich manuscript, see Thérèse Metzger, “Le manuscrit illuminé Cod. Hebr. five de l. a. Bibliothèque d’Etat à Munich,” in Études de civilisation médiévale (IXe-XIIe siècles). Mélanges offerts à Edmond-René Labande (Poitiers: CESCM, 1974), 537-52. 7 Bezalel Narkiss, “Rashi’s Maps,” in Ely Schiller (ed. ), Zev Vilnay’s Jubilee quantity (Jerusalem: Ariel, 1984), 345-49. 158 benjamin z. kedar Gruber additionally convincingly explains how, within the manuscript culture, the maps progressively disappeared. within the first level, such symptoms via the copyist as “and now comes the drawing,” or “like this,” have been via the map. within the moment degree, those phrases have been via an empty house. within the 3rd, no house follows the phrases. within the fourth degree, the copyist didn't understand the that means of the phrases “and now comes the drawing,” that have been now not via a clean area, and so determined to overlook them. As all early revealed variants occurred to depend upon fourth-stage manuscripts, the maps weren't reproduced in them, and all later variations all the way down to the current go well with. eight the object co-authored through Gruber and Delano Smith includes black-and-white reproductions of the 2 maps of the Munich manuscript in addition to an English translation in their legends. The authors indicate that the 1st map customarily illustrates Rashi’s observation, while the second one illustrates the scriptural textual content itself. They notice that whereas early Christian maps spotlight the department of the rustic one of the Twelve Tribes, Rashi’s maps pay attention to its borders, simply because those borders delimit the world within which a Jew needs to retain the precepts making use of exclusively to the Land of Israel. The authors additionally preserve that Rashi’s maps attest to a cartographic sophistication they usually ponder whether Judaism, too, had a convention of utilizing diagrams for the elucidation of texts. nine In a later article, Gruber provided the relatively startling speculation that Rashi’s map unwittingly reproduces a cuneiform map of the traditional Egyptian province of Canaan that has but to be came across eight Mayer I. Gruber, “What occurred to Rashi’s images? ,” The Bodleian list 14. 2 (April 1992), 111-24. For the provenance and date of MS. Opp. 34 (whose new quantity is 186), see Malachi Beit-Arié, comp. , Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts of the Bodleian Library, ed. R. A. could (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), 26. nine Catherine Delano-Smith and Mayer I. Gruber, “Rashi’s Legacy: Maps of the Holy Land,” The Map Collector fifty nine (Summer 1992), 30-35. The maps, with an English translation of the legends, seem likewise in Eva and Gimpel Wajntraub, Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land (Vienna: Hollinek, 1992), 2-3. The authors additionally reproduce the maps showing in a fourteenth-century Provençal manuscript of Rashi’s remark (Florence, Biblioteca Laurentiana, MS.