Letter: T-S Ar.42.132

Letter T-S Ar.42.132


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Letter in Arabic script. From a (Muslim) spiritual authority who is firing a would-be disciple. The sender originally thought that this man was genuinely seeking the hereafter (al-ākhira), but he now knows that he is looking out only for his own, worldly benefit. There follow many lines of rebuke and exhortation, and the sender tells the addressee never to come to him again. (Information in part from Baker/Polliack catalog, though they read the letter as seeking a meeting with the addressee.) On verso there is a note in Arabic script in a different hand, together with several lines of accounts in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals.