Unknown type: T-S Ar.30.49 + T-S Ar.30.115 + BL OR 10156.10 + JRL SERIES B 3087 + ENA 2191.5

Unknown type T-S Ar.30.49 + T-S Ar.30.115 + BL OR 10156.10 + JRL SERIES B 3087 + ENA 2191.5

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A bizarre Judaeo-Arabic composition reminiscent of "clanging" in schizophrenia: disorganized thoughts associated on the basis of sound rather than content. Notable phrases include "for every plague there is a plague," following "ʿibarah destroyed 'atarah | al-fajārah destroyed al-hijrah | al-maskadah destroyed al-Mahallah." Also "If Efrayim puts out my eye, they'll ban | if Sa'id kills me, they'll cut off | if Salim strangles me, they'll topple." There are religious preoccupations as well and some gematriyah with names of God at the end. At least 15th century, if not well after, since it mentions a finjān of qahwah. ASE.

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