Letter: T-S AS 158.174

Letter T-S AS 158.174

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In PGP since 2019

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Letter addressed to the Qaraite Abū l-Barakāt ʿAlī b. Rawḥ (aka Berakha b. Ravaḥ), one of the supporters of Natan b. Avraham. Dating: Probably spring 1039 CE (Gil's assessment). The sender alludes to the Qaraites (l. 6) and Rabbanites (l. 10); refers to a man (Shelomo b. Yehuda? Natan b. Avraham?) as a "rebellious elder" who deserves to be stoned; also mentions a pilgrimage to the graves of the patriarchs.