List or table: Yevr.-Arab. II 2415

List or table Yevr.-Arab. II 2415


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Verso: There are at least three different textual units, all in Judaeo-Arabic. The first text block is a list of books: "(1) The book of Yosef ha-Kohen, he is Josephus ben Goryon. (2) The authors of the targum: Onqelos the convert and Yonatan ben ʿU[zziel]. (3) . . . Yishmaʿel Ashʿariyya (referring to the theological school?) . . . (4) And theirs is the book of al-Ṣaḥḥāḥ by al-Jawharī (d. 1008). (5) And the book of al-Azharī, which is. . . from the book of al-Ṣaḥḥāḥ." There is more, but it is difficult to read. The second text block is in the same hand as the first, written at 90 degrees. It is a note to another person. The writer swears by the Torah and by God that the white woollen farjiyya (a garment) that he took from the addressee, and the "afrandi" dinar (a type of metal? from the Persian for "splendor"?), and a couple other items—all of these he gave to Moshe al-Tājir the Qaraite who had been in prison but who was released. May God curse the writer if he is lying. The third text block, in a new hand, is incomplete and includes the sentence, "This man obeys the law, and he will do whatever the law requires of him." ASE