Paraliterary text: BL OR 5566D.20

Paraliterary text BL OR 5566D.20


Recto: elegant Judaeo-Arabic rhymed prose on the theme of memento mori, interspersed with verses from Job in Hebrew (21:32: 'For he is borne to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb' and 34:15: 'All flesh shall perish together and man shall return unto dust'). Verso: abbreviated verses from the story of Avraham in Genesis. ASE.