Literary text: ENA 2700.10

Literary text ENA 2700.10


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Poetry in an unusual mixture of Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. One side appears to be entirely Hebrew. The poem on the other side alternates between Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic from one hemistich to the next, inverting the order of the languages from verse to verse: ABBAABBAABBA, where A = Hebrew hemistich and B = Judaeo-Arabic hemistich. Every verse, whether ending in Judaeo-Arabic or in Hebrew, rhymes on חו.

ENA 2700.10 recto



ENA 2700.10 verso

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