Letter: CUL Or.1080 J99

Letter CUL Or.1080 J99


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Family letter, partly in Hebrew and partly in Judaeo-Arabic. The handwriting seems to be that of the judge Mevorakh b. Natan. Dated: End of Ṭevet 1492 Seleucid, which is 1180/81 CE. There is a long passage (in rhymed Hebrew) about the addressee's mother ailing ever since he departed for Alexandria with the caravan. The scribe wrote the letter while very sick (marīḍ lāzim lā aʿaql ʿalā nafsī min al-ḥamāʾil(?) ṣudāʿ(?) al-bārī yulaṭṭif bi-raḥmatihi fa-tabsuṭ al-ʿadhr...). (Information in part from Goitein’s index card)