Letter: JRL Gaster ar. 81Letter JRL Gaster ar. 81
Input dateIn PGP since 2021
Recto: Letter(s) in Arabic script. These may be copies or model letters. Each seems to contain only the opening portion and consists mainly of formulaic expressions of longing. They are in different hands and are very similar (but not identical) to each other. One of them is addressed to Shabbetay عثيبي(?). Verso: A few lines of a letter draft in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic, a few numbers in eastern Arabic numerals, and some geography homework in Arabic script. "Who founded the kingdom of Babylon? Nimrod. Who lived in Tuscany in ancient times? The Etruscans (الاتورويانيون)." The part about the Etruscans is from one of the chapters of Kitāb Tawārīkh Mukhtaṣar Yunabbi'u ʿan Mamālik wa-Bilād ʿAdīda, printed in Malta by the English Church Missionary Society in 1833 CE (see JRL Gaster heb. ms 2110b/17 and corresponding PGP record).
JRL Gaster ar. 81 1 / 1 leaf, recto
JRL Gaster ar. 81 1 / 1 leaf, verso
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