Letter: BL OR 5542.23

Letter BL OR 5542.23



Letter from Peraḥya b. Yosef Yiju to Abū l-Fakhr Saʿadya [b. Avraham Ibn al-Amshāṭī]. In Hebrew (for the introduction) and Judaeo-Arabic (for the body). This is an extremely deferential letter thanking Abū l-Fakhr for helping Peraḥya's son Yosef 'and his orphan girl,' in the same way that Abū l-Fakhr had helped Peraḥya himself in the past. (Information in part from Friedman and Goitein, India Book III, 41–42 n. 40.) Same sender and addressee: BL OR 5542.23 (PGPID 32779), T-S AS 148.25 (PGPID 17523), Moss. II,106.1 (PGPID 26681), Moss. VII,152.1 (PGPID 16981), T-S AS 148.25 (PGPID 17523).