Letter: T-S Ar.30.178

Letter T-S Ar.30.178


Input date

In PGP since 2017


Business letter. Introduction in Hebrew, body in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions the arrival of the Yemeni merchants (v3). Also mentions R. Shemuel Ismāʿīl b. Yūsuf and someone named Ibn ʿAddād: "I mentioned the matter of the dinar, and he went crazy and swore באלילו"—by his אליל? Goitein read this as signifying that Ibn ʿAddād must be Christian or Muslim, but his notes do not reveal specifically how he understood this word.