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    LetterT-S 8J14.27

    Letter (or draft) in Arabic script. Addressed to a certain amīr. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S AS 145.137

    Letter fragment (bottom) in a neat, distinctive hand. Mentions a courier (raqqas) several times. Also refers to a distressing case involving excommunication and a man …

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    LetterT-S AS 157.232 + T-S AS 157.231 + T-S AS 146.329

    Several fragments of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Refers to 'al-Segula' and a court case; having enclosed additional letters; refers to the addressee as חמדת לבינו …

    1. . . . . . . . . . . . 
    2. לחמדת לבינו . . צ . [
    3. אלי אמיר בירות ונחן [
    4. ואלשיך אבו אלנגם הלאל [
    5. לבינו אגל סלאם ויסע[
    6. כלא[
    7. מן [

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    Legal documentMS 8254, fol. 8.2

    Maimonides, responsa

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    Legal documentMS 8254, fol. 8.1

    Maimonides, responsa

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    LetterT-S Ar.47.139

    Recto: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer describes coming to a certain place and finding its synagogue in a dangerous state of disrepair and its columns …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.115

    Letter to the Nagid. In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (upper right corner). Mentions the amir Sayf al-Mulk and the synagogue of Damīra. Introduced by a quotation similar …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J102

    Mercantile letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely first half of the 12th century based on handwriting and the names mentioned, but this is tentative. Mentions dealings …

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    1. ] . מ . . ואנני מא ארצאני סערה לאנני מא אנפדת דלך אלשוי אלא
    2. ללאמיר שבל אלדולה כתב אללה סלאמתה ועלי אנה הו אלדי יתולא
    3. לי אלאבתיאע כמא פעל לי פ…

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    Legal documentT-S NS J40

    Subsequent use: Two legal drafts from the court of the Nagid Mevorakh. Fragmentary and incomplete. #1: Beginning of a statement about a brawl between Shelomo …

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    LetterMoss. VII,210

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic to someone addressed as Sayyidnā, reporting that on Friday, the 24th of Adar I, R. Shemarya al-Kohen went to the market and …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1470

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Writer and addressee unknown. Dating: No earlier than 15th century, since it mentions the currency ashrafī. Deals mainly with business matters. Mentions …

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    LetterT-S 6J6.6

    Recto: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The handwriting looks like one of the Mosul Nasis active in the 13th century. The sender says that he (or she?) …

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    LetterMoss. II,152.1

    Fragment of a letter, probably from a son to his father in Fusṭāṭ. He mainly discusses the flax business and sends regards to numerous people. …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J223

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: Tuesday night, 1 Adar 1539 Seleucid = 9 February 1228 CE. The writer advises the addressee to resort to the …

    1. ]ל ישר[
    2. אלג]ליל אלמערוף באבן אבו אלעלא ותעלמה סלא[מי
    3. וא]שתיאקי עלייה ועלי אהל ביתה מן אלצגיר
    4. אלי א]לכביר אלי אלגארייה אלי אם אברהים גארייתה
    5. ואבנהא פ…

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    LetterENA NS 48.28

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Long and full of interesting details. Tells a long story on recto concerning a eunuch, the amir Murhaf al-Dawla, the king, …

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    1. טריק פעדת אל[
    2. מא יכתץ בציק צדר[
    3. ] . פה . [
    4. פי דכרה פי כתאב ואנת תסמע . [ 
    5. וגאריתה פי מא יתעלק בך . . [
    6. וקצף גדול קד מלוה אלרשעים אל[
    7. טובה מסתג…

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1416

    Letter from Avraham al-Tawrīzī to al-Shaykh al-Fakhr al-Skandarī. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: No earlier than 15th century; mentions the currency ashrafī. Catalogued as 16th century. Mentions …

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    LetterENA 2743.4

    Letter from Farajūn b. Hilāl, in a provincial town, to an unidentified addressee, in Fustat. Dating: 11th or 12th century. The sender may be Abū …

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    LetterENA NS 48.26

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Describing the horrific tortures inflicted on the writer and his colleagues in the citadel at the hands of four jailers and …

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    LetterNLI 577.6/23

    Business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 12th century. The handwriting may be known. Deals with trade in pepper, brazilwood, saffron (zarnaba), dragon's blood (qāṭir), a …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J51

    Most of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably from the Levant, to a dignitary in Fusṭāṭ. It begins by extolling the favor (iḥsān) that the Amīr …

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    LetterDK 236 (alt: 27, XXXI - XXXIX)

    Letter from a judge of Cairo to a cantor of al-Maṭariyya. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating uncertain (Goitein's index card suggests 14th century). The sender is publicizing …

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    1. בייי בטחתי
    2. הדרת התלמיד המצויין החזן הבקי בכל ענין
    3. אשר בר . . ו החן נרבד החבר הנכבד
    4. הוד הנדיב[ים . . . . . . ]. . ל [. . . . . . . .
    5. ישועה בימי…

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    State documentENA 3842.1

    Letter in Arabic script addressed to al-Mawqif al-Ashraf and ʿIzz al-Dawla. Maybe Fatimid official correspondence. Mentions the amīrs Shujāʿ al-Dawla, Majd al-Dawla, and the city …

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    1. كتابي . اسيره(؟) الى الموقف الاشرف والى حضرة مولاي القائد

    2. الاجل عز الدولة وحسامها ادام الله تمكينه ولما وصل ا[بن/بو؟]

    3. نسا؟ الى طرابلس امت…

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    Legal documentT-S 24.74

    Legal testimony. In the hand of Avraham b. Natan Av. No witness signatures. Location: Cairo. Dated: Thursday, 27 Adar I 1415 Seleucid, which is 1104 …

    1. מעשה שהיה לפנינו אנו החתומים למטה כן הוה חצר אלינא
    2. בבית דין באלקאהרה אלמעזיה יום אלכמיס אלסאבע ואלעשרין
    3. מן אדר ראשון שנת אתטו מ פרחיה הכהן בר טרפון …

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    LetterT-S NS J24b + T-S NS J24a

    Letter from Araḥ b. Natan, also known as Musāfir b. Wahb, in Alexandria, to his brother, Avraham b. Natan ha-Sheviʿi (the seventh), in Cairo. Dating: …

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    1. תרום ידך על צריך וכל אויביך יכרתו
    2. שלום ממרומים כנחלי ימים וחסד ורחמים מלפני שוכן מעונים יחולו ויוכללו ויובלו
    3. על ראש כב' גד' קד' מר' ור' אברהם …

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