Letter: ENA 2804.5

Letter ENA 2804.5



Letter from Efrayim b. Shemarya to Natan b. Avraham. Dating: ca. 1034. Relates to the early stages of a conflict between Natan b. Avraham and Shelomo b. Yehuda. Efrayim b. Shemarya gives his support to Natan b. Avraham. Mentions regular correspondence between the writer and the addressee. Mentions a person who arrived from Babylonia, possibly Daniel b. ʿAzarya, who was elected to the Palestinian gaonate after Shelomo b. Yehuda. (Information from Bareket, The Jews of Egypt, p. 99.) On recto there is a document in Arabic script (see separate record).

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