Letter: ENA 3140.2

Letter ENA 3140.2

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Letter from a woman, probably in Damascus, to her distant husband. Written in Judaeo-Arabic and some Hebrew. Dating: Likely ca. 14th or 15th century, based on the hand, layout, and the use of the root qshʿ (qšʿ) for "see." She chastises him for abandoning her for the last 15 months, in violation of the oath he swore over a Torah in front of the judge of Damascus. "I thought you were a religious, praying man. . . ." She also mentions that her mother died. Needs further examination. ASE

ENA 3140.2 recto

recto

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ENA 3140.2 verso

verso
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