Letter: F 1908.44B

Letter F 1908.44B



Letter from Shabbetay b. Avraham, the judge of Minyat Zifta, to Yehuda b. Elazar ha-Kohen, the judge of Bilbays. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 1169–78 CE, based on the years of the writer's activity (1135–78) and the mention of a rescript (tawqīʿ) from Saladin (some say ʿIzz al-Dīn) in line 11. The writer complains that the Jews of Bilbays were injuring his position in Minyat Zifta. Information in part from Gottheil-Worrell, p. 13.