Letter: ENA 2727.46 + ENA NS 57.10

Letter ENA 2727.46 + ENA NS 57.10

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Letter from Avraham b. Yehuda ha-Kohen, in Malīj, to the cantor Elʿazar b. Yehuda, in Fustat (c/o the shop of Ṭarfon ha-Zaqen). In Judaeo-Arabic, with some interesting spellings (e.g., many extraneous alefs, some missing alefs, יתפע for ידפע, and תקתע for תקטע, and אלאלה for God). Dating: Uncertain; there was an Avraham b. Yehuda ha-Kohen known from several other documents active in the mid-12th century.. The letter was cut up into at least two pendant shapes—one hexagon and one pentagon—and perforated to be hung up. It is difficult to extract much of the content. Mainly dealing with small business transactions, e.g., a kerchief (mandīl) for 20 qirats. On verso, greetings to 'his son Yaʿqūb'; Muʿammar; Abū ʿAlī Muḥsin; Abū l-Ghayth Mufarraj; Hillel; and Yaḥyā. Join: Oded Zinger.

ENA 2727.46 2

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Translation

ENA NS 57.10 1

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ENA 2727.46 1

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ENA NS 57.10 2

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  • ENA 2727.46: Images provided by the Jewish Theological Seminary Library (JTSL) CC-Zero / Public Domain
  • ENA NS 57.10: Images provided by the Jewish Theological Seminary Library (JTSL) CC-Zero / Public Domain