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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 textT-S Ar.51.95

    Magical treatise in Judaeo-Arabic. One of the pages features a large diagram of the human body, captioned "ghulām al-malik Saydūk," and two smaller figurines. (Information …

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.39.338

    Bifolio from a magical booklet. Many spells/recipes are given here, including against fever and leprosy and for coitus.

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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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    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 Ar.43.185

    Talisman for safe journey. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    1. בשמ רחמ אדא טלב אנסאן ימשי פי טריק קריבה או בעידה
    2. יאכד סבעה חצאיאת עלי אסם שבעה נביאים
    3. אדאם ונח ואברהם ויצחק יעקב ומשה ואהרן //עאלס// ויקול
    4. תפול עלי…

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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 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 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 10578E.19

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

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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 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 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 Misc.27.4.11

    Magical or esoteric text. Mainly in Hebrew and Aramaic.

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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 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.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.38.35

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

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 204.317

    Magical fragment in Aramaic and perhaps some Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 204.320

    Magical fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew. For getting rid of an enemy.

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    Paraliterary textENA NS 73.12 + T-S AS 143.26

    Amulet against scorpions: same spell as the ones in T-S AS 143.26, except with two more magical names and no illustration. On verso there is …

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.157

    Lots of magic squares of all different sizes, using both Arabic and Hebrew letters. There is some text, too, which is either very difficult to …

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.171

    Bifolium from a Judaeo-Arabic magical work.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.180

    Bifolium from a book of magical recipes in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.181

    12 pages from a book of magic in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic, also containing several line-and-stick illustrations.

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    Paraliterary textAIU V.A.68

    Perhaps an amulet: small, square piece of paper filled with calligraphic Judaeo-Arabic invocations of Gods' names and various prophets on both sides.

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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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    Paraliterary textCUL Or.1080 15.76

    Magical recipes in two different hands, including for the protection of Yosef b. Me'ir. (Information from FGP)

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    Paraliterary textCUL Or.1080 14.25 + CUL Or.1080 14.13

    Mysterious strings of Arabic letters and numbers along with two diagrams. One diagram has a caption, stating that it protects a person against iron and …

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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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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.C.22

    Long amulet for Simḥa bat Esther (suggesting late and perhaps Sephardic origin, since Simḥa was a man's name in the classical Geniza period), asking the …

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