State document: T-S Ar.38.93

State document T-S Ar.38.93


Fol. 2v: Copy of a document dated Jumādā I, 589 AH (= May-June 1193 CE) appointing Abū l-Maʿālī ʿAbdallāh b. Abū l-Riḍāʿ b. Faraḥ, who is known by his Jewish name ʿOvadya b. ʿUlla, as the Jewish leader in Syria issued by the court of al-Malik al-Afḍal ʿAlī (the eldest son of Saladin). The document praises Obadiah and states that Obadiah will be the head of Rabbanites, Qaraites and Samaritans in the Damascus area. On recto (fol. 2r) there are Hebrew writing exercises. On fol. 1, there are Arabic jottings and drafts of sentences for documents, including the name Al-Qādī Abū Ẓāhir. (Information from Khan and CUDL)

T-S Ar.38.93 1r




T-S Ar.38.93 1v


T-S Ar.38.93 2r


T-S Ar.38.93 2v

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