Letter: T-S NS 314.6a

Letter T-S NS 314.6a

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In PGP since 2017

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Fragment of a letter from Ismāʿīl b. Yūsuf b. Benaya. Sent to Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in Arabic script. Dating: No later than 1038 CE, since it mentions a letter from Hayya Gaon, who is still alive. Refers to somebody who fled into 'the lands of the Turks' and then into 'the lands of the Persians.' (Information from Goitein's index card.)