Letter: T-S 6J4.16

Letter T-S 6J4.16



Letter from Shelomo ha-Melammed (=Shelomo b. Eliyyahu) to the teacher Abū l-ʿIzz. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning money owed. Mentions Abū l-Munā and Ibn al-Dihqān. (Information in part from CUDL.)

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Mark Cohen, The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005).


The slave Solomon the teacher 

informs the master, the teacher, the elder Abuʾl-ʿIzz, (may your) Ro(ck) pr(otect 

you), that it has been a 1ong time since I received anything. By Jewish law, I need to receive the pledges of that week (jumʿa) in cash or as a credit toward my account with your brother "the Illustrious Scholar" AbuʾI-Muna, (may) his Ro(ck) pr(otect him), against what I owe him. I won't ask for anything else from you again until the end of next month, Shevat. I am owed the same amount by Ibn al-Dihqān. I have no more patience over this delay, etc. I am in straits, warding off my worst instincts, knowing as I do about my situation. Please be beneficent with that which God has given to you or accredit my account with your brother for what I owe him. May your welfare increase and not diminish. N(eṣaḥ) s(ela).


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