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532 THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW 

suffered was other than in perfect accord with the divine plan, the 

noan ntobyn. 

In conclusion, I may observe that the i"IMn TttCTJJn must be 
regarded as corresponding to the fclK'n, the thought or plan under- 
lying the moral administration of the world which Koheleth tells 
us that he sought so earnestly to find out, though without success 
(Eccles. vii. 25, &c). 

Thomas Tyler. 



MEGILLATH ZUTTA: NOTE ON J. Q.R., VIII, 541 sqq., 
AND IX, 721. 

Two more fragments of the Megillath Zutta have lately been 
acquired by the Bodleian Library, which enable us to complete 
the text published by Dr. Neubauer. The five fragments are now 
bound together as MS. Heb. e. 82, in the following order : (a) one 
page as printed in J. Q. R., IX, 721 ; (b) three leaves, not continuous, 
beginning spi33 TVTQ, as in J. Q. R., VIII, 544 ; (c) one leaf, beginning 
irP3^ tprm, J. Q. R-, VIII, 544, 1. 10 of the Hebrew, ending TINEO TNI, 
ibid., 546, 1. I ; (d) seven leaves, beginning ^ }ytt>D, J- Q- -R-> VIII, 
545, 1. 1 1, to the end of the composition ; (e) five leaves, beginning 

ntj>5»e> ova, J. Q. R-, viii, 545, 1. 20, to Dani anrv, p- 55°. 1- 1°- 

The new fragments are c and e, both fortunately more legible than 
the other leaves coinciding with them, from which the text was 
published. Fragment c completes the lacuna in J. Q. R., VIII, 545, 
thus : — 

vrohao Dim • on-mb nvn (line 10) Derm jins vim vm nwm 
innw tiu «h -ibu pro • ii>tu ba to fay bxi vn^yo -am 
Wi D'ajy twvb ipM DnnKVii nw^sn nipyi vty t6i ion n5> nm 
Yon b»k "ran rvni • voo $>y 32*1 • u[3i] Tun [i]3jn * D*e>wa 

.(line Ii) " • "n»y$> ni3 13 1B>K1 * *]^n W [}yCD] 

The popularity of this Megillah may be judged from the fact that 
all the five fragments differ in shape, size, and writing, and must 
therefore represent different copies. 

A. Cowley.