Unknown type: T-S NS 297.68

Unknown type T-S NS 297.68

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Mysterious fragment containing a mixture of Arabic script, Judaeo-Arabic, and magical symbols. Dating: Perhaps 12th or 13th century. The Judaeo-Arabic is extremely cursive and reads in part: "By the Law! Not... from day to night... not carobs... not eggs, not cheese, not yogurt, [not] dates, not honey, not tahini, not cheese, not cabbage, not walnuts, not beans, not hazelnuts... as God is my witness... and return to me from it in health." The Arabic script is at least partially related, as it mentions some of the same foods.