Letter: Bodl. MS heb. d 80/44

Letter Bodl. MS heb. d 80/44



Letter In Hebrew, with many errors and phonetic spellings. The writer calls the addressee 'the Sar.' Dating: Late, perhaps 16th century. The letter concerns the salt industry in the area of al-Manzala and al-ʿAṣāfira (next to Baḥr al-Mallāḥa, between Damietta and Port Said) and also mentions Qaṭya, the caravan waystation in the Sinai desert about 60km east of Port Said. The writer reports on a dispute with his partner Elishaʿ, who had sent neither money nor salt. Somehow involved are the apostate (meshummad) Yaḥyā and the qāḍī ʿAbd al-Bāqī and the faqīh ʿAbd al-Majīd.

Bodl. MS heb. d 80/44 44 recto

44 recto



Bodl. MS heb. d 80/44 44 verso

44 verso
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