Letter: ENA NS 52.9

Letter ENA NS 52.9


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In PGP since 2017


Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Yefet to two brothers, to the dukkān of Bāb al-Futūḥ, which means this was probably sent to New Cairo rather than Fustat. In Hebrew (introduction) and Judaeo-Arabic (body) and Arabic script (address). Dating: looks ca. 13th or 14th century. One of the addressees is named Maḥāsin [b. Ab]ū l-Ḥasan al-Nākhudha, and the address also refers to the shopowner الي אלכהן = Eli[yya?] al-Kohen. Only a couple lines of the body of the letter are preserved: ולדי יצל אלי עלם אלמואלי אלכרימין באן אלממלוך משתאק אלי נצרכם כתיר פאן . . . יחן אלי עלעצב פנח . . .

ENA NS 52.9 1




ENA NS 52.9 2

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