Letter: Bodl. MS heb. a 2/14

Letter Bodl. MS heb. a 2/14


Recto (with address on verso): Letter in rhymed Hebrew prose and calligraphic script (which deteriorates over the course of the letter) to Mevorakh b. David ha-Bavli ("the leader of the Babylonian congregation," line 15) from Yehuda Sofer b. ʿEli. The main purpose seems to be to apologize for a failure to respond. The writer sends regards to Avraham ha-Rofe b. ʿEli. He adds a postscript in Judaeo-Arabic, asking Mevorakh to forward a letter to Abū ʿImrān b. Yaḥyā al-Raqqī, who it seems will then give Mevorakh a gift from the writer's son Abū l-Ḥasan. Verso: In a different hand, detailed accounts regarding transactions in lāsīn silk. The main block of text has to do with a purchase from Abū l-ʿAlā. The remaining text names many women, including the wife of Ibn Ghallāb; Sitt ʿAlam; Umm Faḍā'il; the daughter of Umm Dāwud; Umm ʿAzīza; and the sister of Tāj al-Maʿānī. ASE.

Bodl. MS heb. a 2/14 14 recto

14 recto



Bodl. MS heb. a 2/14 14 verso

14 verso
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