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  1. 1

    State documentENA NS 50.18

    Decree. The ends of two lines are preserved. Mentions the cities of [...]nūf and Ṣahrasht (=Ṣahrajt). Reused for a separate document in Arabic script (also …

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    State documentT-S NS 297.59

    Fatimid decree, probably. Only a single phrase is preserved: ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib. A piece of another letter from the line above is also preserved. …

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    State documentT-S NS 305.195

    Decree? In Arabic script, chancery hand, large letters and huge space between the lines. One and a half lines are preserved. It is difficult to …

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    State documentT-S Misc.9.18

    Decree. In Arabic script. Only a few words are preserved here (...ʿalā ikhtilāf...). Reused for a dirge by Yosef Ibn Avitor. (Information in part from …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 159.169

    Long and narrow fragment of a legal deed in Arabic and Judeo Arabic. Amram b. Yefet Hakohen is releasing his daughter Sitt al-Qum and his …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/2

    Very long letter dated ca. 1100, issued by the two judges of the capital in the name of the Nagid Mevorakh, in which a circuit …

    ‏ نسخة كتاب الرئيس الاجل ‎ 1
    ‏ بخط רבנו אלדאיב …

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.328

    Decree of investiture; two lines widely spaced.

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    State documentT-S NS 209.44

    A few enormous words in Arabic script, likely from a decree. It is a title and a name, perhaps Thiqat al-Dawla Ḥammād b. ʿAlī. Above …

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    State documentT-S NS 34.157

    Decree, probably. Only a few enormous words are preserved, including ʿalayhi. Reused for poetry in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    State documentT-S NS J40

    Original use: State report. In Arabic script. Nearly four lines are preserved, wide space between the lines. Refers to the arrival of a mighty decree …

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    State documentAIU II.B.312

    A fragmentary line of a widely spaced Arabic text (probably a decree) visible in the left margin; the document was recycled to copy a biblical …

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    State documentAIU IX.A.3

    Likely a decree to a lower official, to judge by the sloppy hand. The section toward the end contains inshallāh, then kutiba, with the date …

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    State documentT-S 10J19.17

    Recto: A few words from a decree: al-mamlūk muqaddam al-juyūsh.

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    State documentENA 2481.17 + ENA 2481.18

    Decree, fragment, reused for Hebrew piyyut/poetry. The preserved text reads 'and on his brother' - wa ʿalā akhīhi.

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    State documentENA 979.1

    Decree fragment: one line on verso. wa-ri'āyan li-kum[ ]. Cut, reused, and bound in a Hebrew script literary text: 15 lines plus notes on recto, …

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    State documentENA 979.2

    Decree fragment: one line on recto. 'adal(a) followed by tooth+loop (fragmentary word). Cut, reused, and bound in a Hebrew script literary text: 12 lines on …

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    State documentAIU IV.C.302

    Decree, probably a public copy with gigantic line spacing. Mentions the signature/ʿalāma (khaṭṭ, khuṭūṭ) of two just witnesses (al-shuhūd al-ʿadlayn) and overseers (al-mushārifīn). Also mentions …

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.6

    A religious slaughterer who was careless in the exercise of his duties is flogged and forced to make a public confession. Dated 9 Iyyar 1339/ …

    ‏ מעשה שהיה בפנינו בבית דין מושב שלושה בעיר אלקאהרה הסמוכה ‎ 1
    ‏ לפסטאט מצרים דעל נילוס //הנה[ר]// מושבה בשלישי בשבת בתשעה ימים ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 12.9 + T-S 16.196

    Rescript of the judges of the court appointed by the Nagid Mevorakh to the community of al-Mahalla, advising the community in strongest terms to take …

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    State documentENA 2148.95

    Fragment of a decree. There is a single full word: "al-mustaḥabbīn."

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    Unknown typeT-S NS 125.104

    Decree fragment. One fragmentary line and the top of another. Illā 'adda afṣadda al-in[ ]. Reused for the Hebrew script document on recto--a fragment of …

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    State documentT-S NS J470 + T-S 12.774

    Recto: Decree from the 1130s. Only the closing boilerplate and a date (without the year) have survived. Reused by the India trader Abū ʿAlī Yeḥezqel …

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    State documentBodl. MS heb. d 81/19–22

    Decree. 6 lines of a chancery document chopped into pieces and then reused to form quires. One line on recto of Bodl. MS heb. d …

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    State documentBL OR 12312.10–11

    State decree. Three fragmentary lines from the end of a chancery decree, probably addressed to a provincial official, mentions majlis al-naẓar (refer al-Qalqashandī, Ṣubḥ al-Āʿshā …

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    State documentENA NS I.31

    Recto: Fragment of a state document, possibly a decree. 2 lines preserved. In Arabic script. Some phrases read as "yanālu aṣḥābuhu mimman yaḍumm... wa-akhdh...", "wa-l-muṭālaba …

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    State documentENA 2808.45

    Small fragment of a Fatimid decree containing a truncated closing formula and the beginning of the date (day of the week only — Thursday). Interesting …

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    State documentENA 2461.42

    Recto: Fragment of an official document in Arabic script. The preserved text contains a string of official titles: "Jamāl al-Dīn... ʿUmdat al-Dawla, Fakhr al-Umarāʾ, Majd …

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.98

    Recto: Letter from ʿAlī b. [...] addressed to Sharaf al-Dīn apparently requesting clarification of a decree. Full address (unclear where Baker/Polliack got this from): al-malik …

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    LetterT-S Misc.24.137.4

    Leaf from a court ledger. On recto: Testimony of compliance with an order issued by the head of the Jews, Netanʾel ha-Levi. Dated: First third …

    ‏ למא וצל אמר הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת כבוד גדולת ‎ 1
    ‏ קדושת מרנו ורבנו יחיד דורנו מאיר דרכינו נסיכנו ‎ 2
    ‏ ונשיא אלהים בתוכנו …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J30.5

    Fragment of an ordinance (taqqana) concerning the Jerusalem community in Fustat. The community decides to choose ten men who will manage the community with Efrayim …

    ‏ תבת מא תקנתה אלגמאעה מן אלריבונין אלמקימין במצר עלי ‎ 1
    ‏ אנפסהם כתרהם אללה מע מאפרים ב שמ פי שהר תמוז משנת ‎ 2
    ‏ ממא יאתי שרחה…

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    LetterT-S AS 147.37

    Order sent to the community of Fustat from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) recommending the elder Shemuel for charity, followed by requests and …

    ‏ ה[נ]ה אל [י]שועתי [וכו]ל ‎ 1
    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר ‎ 2
    ‏ יברכם צורם אנס יעלמו אן מצות ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J25.16 + T-S 16.135

    Beginning of the taqqanah (ordinance) of al-Mahalla, continued in T-S 16.135. See there for fuller description. Ed. Blau, Teshuvot ha-Rambam, vol. 2, 516-518.

    ‏ ...אלתקנה אל]די כתבוהא אהל אלמחלה אלבעץ מנהם פי מא יכץ ר פרחיה בן ‎ 1
    ‏ ר יוסף ?...] בקהל אלמחלה ש"צ ומא אפתי פיהא רב…

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    State documentENA 2209.12

    State document: fragment of a decree (sijill manshūr). Reused for piyyutim.

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    State documentT-S K2.1

    State decree, fragment of right margin, line 3 mentions "this day"

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    State documentENA 2591.3

    Fragment of a decree mentioning the funds of a dīwān in exchange for something. Late Fatimid (paleographic dating), same chancery hand as some of the …

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    State documentDK 284.1

    Rotulus. 5 Arabic-script fragments were pasted together to form a long rotulus for a Hebrew literary text on verso. Text 1 is a decree (wide …

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    State documentT-S C2.209 + T-S F13.1 + ENA 4045.2 + JRL SERIES B 5446 + T-S 13.20 + ENA 3751.5

    Efrayim b. Shemarya (11th c) uses and reworks passages from the Sheʾiltot of Aḥay of Shabḥa (8th c) for a sermon. Written on a Fatimid …

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    State documentT-S NS J103 + T-S 10J17.6

    Recto: Decree, fragment, to two local officials stating that a certain Abū l-Faraj b. Bū l-Waḥsh should be exempted from paying taxes (or from standing …

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    State documentENA 3844.14

    State document, possibly a decree. Suggests orders conferred upon an authority 'hayʾat (?) l-muṭālaʿa wa-l-āʿmāl bihā'. There is Arabic script in another not-so-elegant hand and …

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    LetterPrinceton, no shelfmark (Michaelides 21)

    Decree of a Coptic official, dated 25 Baʾūnah (?) of the Coptic year 1392 (?).

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    Legal documentT-S 16.135 + T-S 13J25.16

    Beginning of the taqqanah (ordinance) of al-Mahalla, continued in T-S 16.135. This is an enactment passed by the Jewish community of al-Maḥalla, in which they …

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    LetterT-S 20.104

    Statute (‘taqqana’) about the conduct of two slaughter houses, one at the Great Bazaar and one at the Bath of the Mice, issued by a …

    ‏ [ ]ב[ אגת]מעו [מעהם פי כני]סה ‎ 1
    ‏ [אלשאמיין במצר] אלמערופין בפרנסתהא ובאפ[וטרופסי] אחואלהא ‎ …

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    State documentMoss. VII,10.1

    Official letter in a Fatimid chancery hand, mentioning Abī l-Bayān Mūsā, may God sustain him, and Abū ʿAlāʾ (?).

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    State documentENA 1177.76

    State document, fragment of a longer text, dismembered at the collesis. What has remained is wa-mā tawfīqī illā bi-l-lāh. Possibly Ayyubid (tawfīqī billāh was an …

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    State documentT-S 13J7.29

    Decree (copy in Hebrew script) from the Fatimid caliph al-Ẓāhir to a governor of Palestine (probably Anushtekin al-Dizbirī) informing him of another decree that had …

    ‏ על שמך ‎ 1
    ‏ ערצת בחצרת אמיר אלמומנין רקעה מתרגמה ‎ 2
    ‏ בגמאעת אליהוד אלרבאנין יסאלון פיהא ‎ 3
    ‏ חמל…

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    LetterT-S NS J24a + T-S NS J24b

    Letter from Araḥ b. Natan, also known as Musāfir b. Wahb, in Alexandria, to his brother, Avraham b. Natan the seventh, in Cairo. Dating: 1094–1111 …

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    LetterENA 1822a.46

    Letter in Arabic script concerning a governor, a bishop and monasteries. In the formal third-person address, the writer apologizes for sending the request in writing …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.37

    Decree (manshūr) issued by the caliph al-Hafiz on 21 Rajab 528/1133 to stop two cases of malpractice which were adversely affecting the Delta province of …

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    State documentT-S C2.209 + T-S F13.1 + ENA 4045.2 + JRL SERIES B 5446 + T-S 13.20 + ENA 3751.5

    State decree from the Fatimid chancery, written under al-Ḥākim, al-Ẓāhir or al-Mustanṣir to an official in Egypt regarding a dispute over irrigation canals and access …

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    State documentCUL Add.3336

    Bottom part of a decree of a Fatimid Amīr titled Surūr al-Malikī to a provincial governor or fiscal official, dated 2 Jumâda II, no year. …

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