Letter: Yevr.-Arab. II 1418

Letter Yevr.-Arab. II 1418



Letter from Dāʾūd Ibn Shuqayr, probably in the Levant, to his son Shemuel b. Dāʾūd Ibn Shuqayr, in New Cairo. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Catalogued as 15th century (though see Yevr.-Arab. II 1752 which involves a Dāʾud b. Shemuel Kohen Shuqayr and dates to 1589 CE). The letter mainly deals with business matters and greetings. The currency cited is the ashrafī. The addressee's mother has had some sort of pain in her breast (mawjūʿa bi-buzzihā. . . nazala lahā shay' fī buzzihā) for the last two months, ever since she gave birth, "and she is with the barber (muzayyin)," (for treatment?). Needs further examination.