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    Paraliterary textT-S 12.41

    Magical formulary containing unusual curses on anyone pilfering a Torah scroll donated by a person on his death-bed. It contains the names of ten angels …

    1. הקדיש זה המצחף מ ור פל בר פל חלקו עם שבע כתות של צדיקים
    2. בגן עדן וערסו תחת עץ החיים והספר התורה(!) הזה הוא קודש לה
    3. אלהי ישראל לא ימכר ולא יגאל והמוכר…

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    Paraliterary textT-S 10J7.9

    Detailed instructions for dealing with a feverish condition, written in a good hand and betraying the practice of magic. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    1. בשמך רח
    2. האדא אלגליאן יערף בגליאן סויד יה/ו/דין ואעלם
    3. רחמך אללה אן סויד הדא שיך אצפר נחיף אלגסם
    4. יאתי אלרגל פי מנאמה עלי הדה אלצפה ובידה
    5. עצא גריד סודא…

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    LetterENA NS 69.17

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions al-Ḥakīm Abū l-Barakāt and having received two letters containing matters of accursed magic (al-siḥr al-mayshūm). Regards to the writer's brother …

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.30.45

    The remnants of 8 pages of magical instructions in Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic; only the parts closes to the central crease/binding have survived. ASE.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.30.132

    A magical spell (ʿazīma).

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.30.17

    Magical text, including recipes for qefiẓat ha-derekh and petiḥat ha-lev. Information from FGP.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.30.181

    Magical text. In Judaeo-Arabic. Information from FGP.

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    Literary textT-S Ar.30.241

    Magical treatise in Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.38.35

    Magical formulae in Arabic script. (Information from Wissem Gueddich via FGP.)

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    Paraliterary textT-S Misc.27.4.11

    Magical or esoteric text. Mainly in Hebrew and Aramaic.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 321.107

    Amulet with tehillim.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 321.85

    REcto: colophon of non-magical text. written by Evyatar b. Tuvia. The text below reads: בתאריך יום צום אלצגיר קלת נעים למכין אבנהא יא מצרוב באלצט …

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 321.96

    An amulet destined to silence the woman's opponents, particularly Abu al-Surur. The two people in question may perhaps be identified with a married couple mentioned …

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.145

    Magical recipe. To make X love Y? Mixture of Hebrew and Arabic characters (FGP)

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.33

    Dream interpretation. (FGP)

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.61

    Magical recipes to release someone from prison, heal a sick person, make a barren woman pregnant, etc. Information from Gideon Bohak via FGP.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 33.106

    Goralot (Lots)

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.76a + T-S NS 324.76b

    Magic. "Hekh-type names דבצביב הוא יהו יהוה הֹגֹ גבגביב... עמעמירון... לפלפירון וכו." Information from FGP.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.76b + T-S NS 324.76a

    Magic. "Hekh-type names דבצביב הוא יהו יהוה הֹגֹ גבגביב... עמעמירון... לפלפירון וכו." Information from FGP.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.78

    Magic. In Aramaic. "Adjuration to open a door (תרעא), lock (קופל...סוגר). A ref. to יעמדו על הר הזיתים." Information from FGP.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 324.87b + T-S NS 324.87a

    Dream interpretation

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    Literary textENA 4101.18a

    Recto: The Book of Gathering the Winds. In Hebrew. See Goitein's index card for more information.

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    Literary textENA 4101.18a

    Verso: In a script different from recto, a page from a magical treatise in Judaeo-Arabic, with a colophon, Iyyar 1146 CE (4906 AM). See Goitein's …

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 5525.1

    A very large magical fragment with copious Coptic text and scattered phrases in (poor) Greek. Thanks to Professor Maria Mavroudi for identifying the languages, and …

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 5561A.3

    An unusually neat and pristine amulet (possibly late, possibly never used) for the healing and protection of Eliyyahu b. Sarah.

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 5566C.8

    A Judaeo-Arabic magical spell of some kind, probably malevolent, for "binding" somebody. The female victim's name is meant to be filled in in lines 5/6. …

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 10578E.19

    Magical instructions in Judaeo-Arabic, e.g. for getting pregnant or healing a scorpion sting.

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 10578G.40

    Very faded, perhaps magical incantations? Mentions angels' names, demons, plague, quotes Song of Songs 8:7.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.46.214b

    There are 10 unrelated fragments sharing this shelfmark. All are literary: see FGP for identifications. The most documentary fragment is fol. 4, which is a …

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 145.188

    Magical fragment, probably. In Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 149.193

    Magical fragment in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic and nomina barbara. Mentioning scorpions and pain/illness.

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 153.251

    Magical text, mentioning ‘the people of Babel’ (ahl Bābil) and the Neguš. Magical drawing on verso. Looks like the same hand as T-S AS 145.71 …

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 147.194

    Magic. Shimush Tehilim

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 147.198

    Magical text, written in a mixture of Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. "Chapter on separation (furqa): write it on gazelle parchment and put it in a …

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 292.66

    Magic recipe.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 292.80

    Magic recipe.

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    Paraliterary textJRL Series L 77

    Renderings of modern amulets.

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    Literary textBL OR 5565C.12

    Leaf from a Judaeo-Arabic treatise containing magical instructions (ʿazā'im) including for summoning Sar ha-Torah to grant your wishes and for ḍarb al-mandal ('prophesying while contemplating …

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    Literary textBL OR 5563H.37

    Magical instructions and diagrams in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Unknown typeCUL Or.1080 14.13 + CUL Or.1080 14.25

    Eight lines of mysterious strings of Arabic letters and numbers. Likely but not definitively a join with CUL Or.1080 14.25.

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    Unknown typeAIU XII.23

    Interesting Arabic fragment with text arranged in a table, with many names of God invoked. Magical?

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    Literary textAIU VI.C.3

    Bifolium from a book of segulot.

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.4

    Page with a magical spell for being loved and silencing enemies.

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.7

    Fragment of an amulet in Judaeo-Arabic, probably for a certain Asaf b. Berakhya.

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.11

    Amulet in Hebrew and Aramaic (and Judaeo-Arabic as well?).

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.17

    Amulet for success and against the evil eye, complete with calligraphic angel names, line-and-stick doodles, a star of David, and a magic square on verso.

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.18

    Fragment of a striking amulet, partially colored in with green ink

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.19

    Hebrew amulet formularies.

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.20

    Late Hebrew amulet, with doodles and using the disappearing-word technique

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.21

    Long, elaborate amulet for Sāda bt. Samar. Parchment, written on hair side; flesh side is blank.

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