Previously I have highlighted some Georgian manuscripts that the Bibliothèque nationale de France has graciously made freely available online. Here is a list of Judeo-Persian manuscripts from the BnF that I have been able to find at Gallica. (If I happen to have missed one, please let me know.) They mostly come from the fifteenth-seventeenth centuries, some of them with colophons. While these manuscripts obviously fall outside of the delimiter “eastern Christian” that guides most of the posts appearing here, I know that at least some readers of the blog have, just as I do, broader interests than that delimiter allows. Most of the texts here are biblical; for details about published biblical texts in Persian (Judeo-Persian and otherwise), see my hitherto incomplete bibliography here.
These manuscripts often have a verse in Hebrew followed immediately by a Persian translation. For the Catalogues des manuscrits hébreux et samaritains de la Bibliothèque Impériale (Munk, Derenbourg, Franck, and Zotenberg) see at Gallica here and archive.org here. The few remarks I give below rely on this volume.
Un grand merci à la BnF de partager ces manuscrits!
- The Persian text of №s 70-71 is said to follow Targum Onqelos closely.
- Probably the same scribe as №s 70-71.
- Different from the version in № 97. Like some of the other JP translations, this one follows Onqelos more than the MT.
- The margins have some of the Persian in Perso-Arabic script.
The colophon (f. 58r) reads as follows:
نبشتة (!) شد این کتاب در موضع لار سال هزار و نوه صد ودوازده
נבשתה שוד אין כתאב דר מוצׄע לאר סאל הזאר ונוה צד ודואזדה
nevešte šod in ketāb dar mawẓiʿ-e Lār sāl-e hezār o noh sad o davāzdah
This book was written in the village of Lār in the year 1912 [AG, = 1600/1].
 The Aramaic text, for whatever it’s worth (Kaufman’s comments here), is available at the CAL site sub Late Jewish Literary Aramaic, text 81406.