Letter: BL OR 5554A.46

Letter BL OR 5554A.46

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In PGP since 2020


Letter of appeal, probably. In Hebrew. Addressed to an important personage and narrating the writer's woes. There is a large, calligraphic "I speak so that I may find relief" (אדברה וירוח לי) dividing the two blocks of text. The lower block appears to begin with self-abasing phrases such as "trample my neck with your foot," and the writer conveys his deep regrets (?) over the death (?) of the recipient's son (?) ʿAmram in Tevet of the year 1186/87 CE (1498 Seleucid).