Letter: Moss. IV,4

Letter Moss. IV,4



Letter of appeal for charity from Manṣūr b. Ibrāhīm Ibn Naḥum to the Nagid Shemuel b. Ḥananya. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender opens by mentioning that he is the brother of the wife of the cantor from al-Raḥba. He then reminds the Nagid that he actually helped him once, "in the time of al-Maʾmūn" (unclear who this could refer to), by giving or loaning him 10 dinars to get out of a guarantee or tax farm (ḍamān) which Shemuel was being held accountable for. The term "imāra" (something to do with the state?) is mentioned. Parts of these lines are crossed out. Now, fate has caught up with the sender. His wife has died, he has three children to support, and his vision is weak (ḍarra baṣruh). (Information in part from CUDL)

Moss. IV,4 1r




Moss. IV,4 1v

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