Paraliterary text: T-S K24.19

Paraliterary text T-S K24.19


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Magical spell in Hebrew, written in a cipher. Khatun the daughter of Qatzur adjures the jinn in her house to tell her where the gold coins are hidden. Similar ciphers may be found in T-S K5.7, T-S Misc.10.60, T-S Misc.11.91, T-S Misc.22.218, T-S K24.23, and ENA 3211.1–2 Information from Gideon Bohak, “Cracking the Code and Finding the Gold: A Dream Request from the Cairo Genizah,” in Juan Antonio Álvarez-Pedrosa Núñez and Sofía Torallas Tovar, eds., Edición de Textos Mágicos de la Antigüedad y de la Edad Media (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2010), 9-23.