Letter: T-S NS J134

Letter T-S NS J134

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In PGP since 2017

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Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Containing a beautifully styled request. This may not be addressed to the writer's mother and father. Rather, the sender is making a request of another man "so that the heart of the venerable father and noble mother may be eased." The request itself is not preserved. He apologizes for his haste in writing this letter in the margin of verso. Goitein identified the hand as that of Abū Zikrī b. Eliyyahu the Judge, based on comparison with the script in 10J16.16 (which is from an ophthalmologist named Abū Zikrī, who is likely but not definitively identical with Abū Zikrī b. Eliyyahu). Information in part from Goitein's index card.

T-S NS J134 1v

1v

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T-S NS J134 1r

1r
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