Letter: T-S 8J7.13

Letter T-S 8J7.13

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In PGP since 1990

Description

Fragment of a letter in the hand of Elḥanan b. Shemarya in which he states that Ḥasan b. Saʿdān b. Aṣbagh met the late Caliph "this week." Someone said that Ibn ʿImrān brought a fatwā from al-Shām saying that people must only go to Yaḥyā b. Shemarya (=Elḥanan himself) for judgment. The chronology is perplexing, unless the caliph died a few days before the letter was written—maybe this is why Goitein's index card says "Dreams." (Information from CUDL and Goitein's index card) VMR. EMS. ASE.

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  • . . . . . .] ופי הדה אלגמעה
  • לקי חסן סעדאן בן אצבג אמיר
  • אלמומנין על אלס קאל קד גאב אבן
  • עמראן פתוא מן אלשאם עלי קאל
  • כתאבה כל אלנאס לא אלחכם(?) אלא ליחיי
  • בן שמריה ולא פתוא לגיר [
  • ולא תקבל
  • ה
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