Paraliterary text: T-S Ar.30.243

Paraliterary text T-S Ar.30.243


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Somewhat mysterious literary text containing aphorisms and poetic lines in Hebrew, Judaeo-Arabic, and Arabic. One of the Judaeo-Arabic lines refers to a bloodletting tray (qarūrat al-ḥijāma) studded with emerald and pearl. One of the Arabic lines is قد ضج زحر وشكا بثه مذ سخطت غصن على لافظ, a writing exercise that uses every letter of the alphabet once (if ى is counted as ي) and repeats only the alif.