Letter: ENA NS 7.74

Letter ENA NS 7.74



Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer defends himself for having to refuse a request of the addressee (he cites a version of a couplet of Arabic poetry that some sources attribute to ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib: אדא סאלת אלי כרים חאגה ואבא פלא תעתב עליה בח[אגב] | רבמא אמתנע אל[...] ומא בה בכל ולאכן סו חין אלטאלב), then expresses astonishment that the addressee would even ask such a thing. The letter becomes very faded at the bottom, but he seems to discourage the addressee from taking some matter to court, because the judge will not award the desired sum of money. ASE.

ENA NS 7.74 1




ENA NS 7.74 2

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