State document: T-S NS 171.28

State document T-S NS 171.28


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Petition addressed to a Jewish dignitary. Dating unknown. The document is mainly in Arabic script but interspersed with biblical quotations and phrases in Hebrew. The petitioner seems to have maintained himself by selling goods 'in a corner,' but he was driven out, perhaps by 'the brokers.' The addressee previously tried to help him, but his rivals (especially Abū l-Alāʾ Binyamin(?) and Abū l-Majd) continued to prevent him from exercising his trade. The request is similar to the request in BL Or. 5566B.19. Needs further examination. ASE