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  1. 201

    Paraliterary textT-S NS 323.5

    Amulet to make Yosef b. Amira (also known as Yosef b. Efrayim) return quickly to Fustat. The angels are called upon to not let him …

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  2. 202

    Paraliterary textAIU VII.F.32

    4 pages of geomancy divinations, in which the questions are given (e.g. How high will the Nile be, and will produce be cheap or expensive? …

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  3. 203

    Paraliterary textT-S K12.89

    Magical recipes for attaining love. "The first among these magical recipes is intended to ensure a great affection between a wife and her husband, erasing …

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  4. 204

    Literary textENA 2712.49

    A leaf from a book of segulot in Ladino and Hebrew.

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  5. 205

    Paraliterary textBL OR 5565C.17

    Recto: An amulet or talisman for protection, beginning with a chapter on charms and protections "bāb al-ḥirz l-aʿẓam". Verso: Magical recipe or charm involving an …

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  6. 206

    Literary textCUL Or.1080 9.7

    Recipes, probably medical or alchemical, in Arabic script, accompanied with pious invocations and some magical characters.

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  7. 207

    Literary textCUL Or.1080 14.27

    Bifolium from an Arabic work, mostly consisting of prayers and verses from the Quran and names of God, but also including a line of probably-magical …

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  8. 208

    Literary textAIU VIII.B.68

    Page from a Hebrew paramedical treatise. One of the remaining sections is on the segulot/virtues of various parts of the hoopoe.

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  9. 209

    Literary textAIU VI.C.5

    Leaf from a magical treatise, including illustrations of Senoy, Sansenoy and Semangelof.

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  10. 210

    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.23

    Kabbalistic menora surrounded by floral motifs composed of micrography. Visually arresting. Also massive: 51.5 x 37 cm and missing at least ⅓ from the top.

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  11. 211

    Paraliterary textAIU VI.B.31

    Magical amulet, to be hung up it seems (scalloped top edge, like a plaque), with the formula "Senoy Sansenoy Semangelof Adam ve-Hava Lilit Hutz." In …

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  12. 212

    Paraliterary textJRL Gaster heb. ms 2110c/2

    Spell for protection while traveling. Very late. Verso is full of Yiddish text, probably related.

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  13. 213

    Paraliterary textT-S K1.115

    A transliterated Latin prayer (borrowed from a Christian thief-catching ordeal), an Arabic version of a gnostic saying of Secundus the Silent Philosopher, a Hebrew praise …

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  14. 214

    Paraliterary textT-S Misc.34.22

    A magical recipe with a drawing, entitled מצדת שפטים. Judaeo-Arabic translation and commentary of Deuteronomy 3:21-24 on f. 1v. (Information from CUDL.)

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  15. 215

    Paraliterary textNLI 577.1/28

    Prayer/invocation in Arabic script. This piece begins with Sūrat al-Nās and ends with Sūrat al-Fātiḥa (with some errors), then yā Allāh yā Muḥammad. In between …

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  16. 216

    Paraliterary textHalper 452

    Prescriptions or recipes in Judaeo-Arabic and Aramaic. "Instructions, mostly in Judeo-Arabic for preparations of different remedies. In the margin of the recto are instructions for …

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  17. 217

    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.9

    Magical amulet, to be hung up it seems (scalloped top edge, like a plaque), with the formula "Senoy Sansenoy Semangelof Adam ve-Hava Lilit ḥuṣ." Same …

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  18. 218

    Paraliterary textBodl. MS heb. c 28/14

    Magical spells, 1 for arousing love (tahayyuj) and 1 for binding someone's tongue (ʿaqd lisān). Probably in the hand of Abū Sahl Levi (see tag). …

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  19. 219

    Paraliterary textENA NS 36.17

    Palimpsest. The earlier text is extremely faded; it is in Judaeo-Arabic and at least partially deals with recipes or prescriptions. The later text is also …

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  20. 220

    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.34.153

    Occult text in Arabic script. Mentions the jinns, the shayāṭīn, al-waswās al-khannās (from Quran 114:4).

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  21. 221

    Literary textAIU VIII.B.16

    Medical treatise in Judaeo-Arabic. Bifolium from a Judaeo-Arabic paramedical treatise on the virtues of various kinds of animal substances. ¶ . . . grind it …

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  22. 222

    Literary textAIU VIII.B.18

    Medical treatise in Hebrew, 8 pages, with magical/astrological/demonic elements.

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  23. 223

    Legal documentT-S K23.3.2

    Ketubba, Palestinian, dated to the 10th or early 11th century. Reused for a magical text in Hebrew. Unusually, the later scribe also wrote over the …

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  24. 224

    Paraliterary textT-S AS 162.51

    Spell of destruction. In Judaeo-Arabic and Aramaic, with a postscript in Arabic script ("for killing, very useful"). See Niessen, F., & Bohak, G. (2007). ‘Destroy …

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  25. 225

    Paraliterary textCUL Or.1080 14.19

    Diagrams, text, and calculations of an astrological/astronomical nature, perhaps also magical. Arabic, late.

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  26. 226

    Paraliterary textAIU XII.168

    An amulet in quirky Arabic script. The main section is Quran 3:18.

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  27. 227

    Unknown typeX893.16 Se35

    Notebook with diverse contents. Late. There are several pages of detailed accounts in Judaeo-Arabic, and at least two pages of magical spells in Judaeo-Persian. ASE.

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  28. 228

    Paraliterary textT-S K1.140

    Amulet to protect Maṣliaḥ ha-Kohen gaʾon b. Shelomo gaʾon (1127–39 CE), destroy his political enemies, and succeed before the government. (Information from CUDL)

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  29. 229

    List or tableT-S 20.144

    Accounts in Arabic script with names and numbers arranged in neat columns. Needs examination. The space around this document has been filled with Judaeo-Arabic text …

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  30. 230

    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.43.200

    Recipes for effecting desired results with Psalms (shimmush tehillim).

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    1. בשם אל עולם שימוש תהילים
    2. אשרי האיש יוכתב גמיע אלמזמור
    3. עלי כזפה וידפן פי ברג חמאם
    4. ינפע למרה תסקט באדן אללה
    5. למה רגשו גויים
    6. יוכתב ויועלק עלי מן …

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  31. 231

    Paraliterary textENA 3207.17

    Magical recipes in Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script and magical script. Including a birth control recipe: "If you want a woman not to become pregnant. . …

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  32. 232

    Paraliterary textENA 3982.36

    Template fragment of a divination/magical charm starting with a few words of prayers followed by a spell: "fulān b. fulān". Then: 'blind his heart and …

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  33. 233

    Legal documentT-S J3.23

    Book of legal formularies and some literary text. Bifolium. The spaces remaining at the bottom of two of the pages are filled in with magical …

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  34. 234

    Paraliterary textJRL Gaster heb. ms 2110a/8

    Two or three amulets containing remarkable illustrations: a demon with a tail, tutu, scepter, horns, and curly hair; a seated woman; and a man being …

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  35. 235

    Literary textT-S 12.47 + T-S K25.162 + T-S AS 159.195 + T-S NS 224.176

    Story of illicit love involving a woman named Hind and her husband, a man named Bishr and an old woman. Cf. H. T. Norris, "The …

    T-S 12.47, recto:

    1. פמתא מא ראך ואנתי שאבה לא יצבר קלבהו ען אלשהוא
    2. . . רי מנה מא תחבין ולאכן סלי זוגיך מתא יכרג אלא ציעתה
    3. פאכברני פטאבת נפס הנד בכלאם …

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    Paraliterary textAIU VII.A.31

    Bifolium, probably from a literary compendium. Dating: Late, possibly 18th or 19th century. Two of the pages are a story about a female slave and …

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  37. 237

    Paraliterary textT-S K2.4

    P1: f. 1r: description of a dream dated 525 AH (= 1130 CE); f. 1v: alchemical recipe called ‘the operation of mixture’; f. 2r: invocation …

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  38. 238

    Paraliterary textYevr.-Arab. II 1727

    Magical fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Dating: Unknown. It says Wednesday, 16 Adar 5005 AM, which is 1245 CE, but the scribe might have …

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  39. 239

    Paraliterary textT-S 10J22.6

    Astrological instructions for a doctor regarding how to know the illness of a patient by using the constellation of the stars at the time of …

    1. בשמ רחמ
    2. הדא חסאב אלסאעאת אלז וא . כאמהא .
    3. אולהא חמה והו אלשמס אדא גאך אלסאיל
    4. פי סאעה אלשמס פהו סעוד אן אוסיל ען
    5. מריץ פאעלם אן מרצה חמי וחר וכרב
    6. עלי …

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  40. 240

    LetterENA 2634.1 + ENA 2634.2

    Letter from Mordekhai ha-Levi Mizraḥi, probably in Meron or Safed, to Moshe Ḥayyim and Yiṣḥaq Ḥayyim, unknown location. This fragment also contains the end of …

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    LetterENA 2634.2 + ENA 2634.1

    Letter from Mordekhai ha-Levi Mizraḥi, probably in Meron or Safed, to Agha Meir b. Eliyyahu, unknown location. The letter continues onto the upper part of …

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  42. 242

    LetterENA 4020.49

    Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to Abū l-Barakāt, the uncle of Sitt Ghazāl. He writes of the terrible sickness that has not relented ever since …

    1. אתה ייי לא תכלא ר[חמיך ממני [. . . . . . . . .
    2. אלממלוך אלאצגר שלמ[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    3. אלדי אערף בה אלמולי אלסייד אלאגל אלתלמיד [. . . . …

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