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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/58

    Letter from ʿOvadya ha-Kohen b. Iṣḥaq to his cousin and friend Abū Zikrī Yaḥyā ha-Kohen b. Yosef b. Yiftaḥ in Tinnīs, mentioning other kohanim. ʿOvadya …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J6.7

    Legal document. Unsigned. Location: Fustat. Dated: Last decade of Tammuz 1540 Seleucid, which is 1229 CE. In which Shelomo b. Eliyyahu purchases from Abū l-Faḍl …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J492

    Legal note in the hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu. No date preserved, no signatures. Stating that 'her mature son' Ibrāhīm b. Rabbenu Yiftaḥ ha-Dayyan (ZL) …

    1. . . .]. . . . מן ולדהא אבראהים אלבאלג ולד רבנו יפתח הדיין זצל אן
    2. ליס לה ענד אבי אלברכאת אלמדכור לא חק ולא טלב ולא תבאעא(!) ולא
    3. חק מן סאיר אלחקוק באס…

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    LetterT-S AS 146.175

    Letter in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi (d. 1212), probably in Qalyūb, probably to his father Abū Sahl Levi (d. 1211), in Fustat. …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 2.28

    Small fragment of a letter. On verso there is a booklist (see separate entry).

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1861/13

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic to Abū l-Ḥasan in which the writer reminds him to come and bring him the book know as Razim. Verso was not …

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    LetterENA NS 77.149

    Possibly a letter from a professional scribe. In Judaeo-Arabic. Very faded. Mentions "finishing all of the sections of..." (istīfāʾ jamīʿ furūʿ), including a Murshid (Guide) …

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    List or tableMoss. I,106.2

    Inventory of books. Only 8 books listed. Not edited by Allony. (Information in part from CUDL)

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    List or tableT-S Ar.51.78

    Informal note from a bookseller named Yefet to a Nasi. He is acting as a middleman and presenting a bill for approximately a dozen books …

    1. ענד סידנא אלנשיא ירום הודו ויגדל כבודו אלחאוי
    2. גזאין כ וכתאב אלמחאצרה יו וכראריס כתיר מגמע/ה/
    3. מן פנון כתירה י ואללגה ד ותנחומא ח ומשנה כא
    4. וכתאב אלארש…

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    LetterT-S NS 320.78

    Verso: Note (ruqʿa) addressed to Abū l-Ḥasan. In Judaeo-Arabic. It seems that the sender has enclosed a copy of Tehillim and wants to sell it …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,25

    Recto: Judaeo-Arabic letter, mentioning Abū Sahl and books, including Kitāb al-Madkhal (of Shemuel b. Hofni) and Halakhot Gedolot. Very faded. Information from FGP. Needs further …

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    LetterT-S NS J220

    Verso: Informal note in Arabic script, may also be in the hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu. Mentions that he searched for what the addressee had …

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    LetterT-S Misc.36.134

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer asks for a copy of Saadya Gaon's tafsīr of Ezra and Daniel or his tafsīr of Proverbs and Job or …

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    LetterT-S NS J365

    Recto: Letter from Bū Zikrī (b. Eliyyahu the Judge?) to Abū ʿImrān Mūsā. In Judaeo-Arabic. Only the opening is preserved and a couple words from …

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    List or tableT-S NS 228.3

    A bookseller keeps books, some of them borrowed from others. (Information from Goitein typed text and Goitein's index cards)

    1. אלדי לי פי אלכזאנה
    2. אבות דר נתן ומא הי לי הי ללשיך
    3. אבו מנצור בן אלצבג
    4. דפתר ערקי פיהא אלאול אלמנצוריה
    5. פי אלתוחיד . . . . . . . לשיך אבו עלי
    6. תשו[בות י]…

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    List or tableCUL Or.1081 2.28

    Booklist including entries such as Kitāb al-Khalīqa, Kitāb Juʿrāfiyya (געראפיה = Geograph), Divrei ha-Yamim, Kunnāsh Bū Yaʿaqov, Kitāb al-Rasā'il.

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    LetterT-S NS 264.22

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic (recto) and Hebrew (verso). From the well-known scribe Abū l-Mufaḍḍal Shelomo b. Shemuel b. Seʿadya ha-Levi (titled al-Dayyān al-Maskil); Shelomo was active …

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).48

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic dealing with the book trade. In a slightly crude hand with some orthographic features more usual for later Classical Judaeo-Arabic letter writing, …

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    LetterBL OR 5542.32

    Recto: calligraphic note (complete) to Abu 'Imran regarding the binding of a book. Also mentions the color of the silk. As for a certain person …

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    List or tableBodl. MS heb. b 3/35

    Accounts of a bookseller from first half of the 12th century, as it mentions Netanel ha-Shishi. There are lists in Judaeo-Arabic on both sides, as …

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    List or tableBodl. MS heb. f 56/50

    Inventory of the books and furnishings of the Iraqi synagogue. (Cf. previous fragment.) Abū l-Faraj b. Abū Saʿd al-Miṣrī takes over the service of the …

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  22. 22

    LetterENA 2735.7

    Recto: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic from "your brother Musa" (Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi) asking the recipent to sell for him the Mishnah and Hilkhot Shehitah and …

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    LetterENA NS 71.27

    Business letter mentioning the copying of quires (karārīs) for Sayyidunā al-Nasi. Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān has told the writer that the addressee had sent 4.5 dirhams, …

    1. ] . . אל . . סעאדת מולאנא אלדי ת . [
    2. סידנא אן הדא תרמים אלארצה צעב כתיר
    3. וקד לז עלי סידנא . . . מן יגי יקול לי קאל
    4. לך סידנא אלנשיא האת אלכראריס בלא ע…

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    LetterENA NS 48.25

    Letters in Judaeo-Arabic. On a narrow sliver of paper. Dating: probably 13th century. Recto: Letter addressed to Elʿazar, complaining about the addressee's delay in copying …

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    1. אעלם ר אלעזר שצ
    2. באני משתגל פי
    3. אלכראריס והם אן שא
    4. אללה ינתגזו סרעה
    5. וקד סירת לך אוקיה
    6. חבר וקד סירת אבו
    7. אלפרג ומעה אלדאבה
    8. פתכליהם יגו מעה
    9. סרעה וי…

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    LetterENA NS 54.5

    Letter from Yeshuʿa the bookseller to an unknown addressee. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely 13th century, but this is a guess. The writer has been endeavoring …

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    1. لے
    2. אלממלוך יקבל אלארץ וינהי אנה מא
    3. בקא מגהוד פי אמר אלנסכה אלדי לסיידנא
    4. ואלדי כאן קד תקרר אנה יאכדהא עאד ען
    5. אכדהא וקד עדת אערצתהא עלי גירה
    6. ומא…

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    List or tableHalper 469

    List of accounts from a bookseller, mentioning a number of titles of known works. (Information from Halper, Catalogue)

    1. כתר גדול נאה
    2. לי ענד אלשיך אבו אלחסן
    3. בקיה תמן שקה לאניס
    4. דינ [[ ]] קבצת תפסיר
    5. דניאל ה דרא ונצף
    6. דרה]] ענדה ג דראהם ונצף
    7. חק תגליד …. כתאב
    8. בקא לה דרהם אל…

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    List or tableStras. 4068/30

    Descriptions of the contents of a collection of books in two different hands: the first, neater block names Yehudah b. Yahya and the text of …

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    LetterMoss. II,179

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer asks the addressee to retrieve all of the writer's books that are currently with the 'Rav.' They include parts of …

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    List or tableJRL SERIES B 3584

    Recto: Accounts in Arabic. Verso: Probably a bookseller's account, who is selling off the Hebrew books that belonged to R. Yosef ZL, including Halakhot Pesuqot …

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    LetterT-S 8J19.31

    Note from a bookseller stating that he had kept a volume but the interested future buyer had not paid money, and he could not let …

    1. יא מן אנא כאדמה אן תעלם אנני מא אעקת אלמצחף אלא
    2. כראמא לכם וצאחבה ילזני עלי אלמבלג פאן כאן
    3. תהיא שי אעלמני לאנני מא קדרת אעבר עליה
    4. בחיאת אלמולי לא תגפ…

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    List or tableT-S Ar.7.21

    Private accounts written by Nahray b. Nissim. Around 1058. Details about expenses. Mentions books. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 2, #286) VMR

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 147.19

    Colophon to the first Parashah in Leviticus for the name Halfon b. Yeshu'a b. Halfon.

    1. ויקרא אל משה וידבר [ייי] אליו מאהל
    2. מועד לאמר דבר אל בני ישראל [ו]אמ[רת
    3. אלהם אדם כי יקריב מכם קרבן [לייי
    4. מן הבהמה מן הבקר ומן הצאן תקריב
    5. את קרבנכם אם…

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    List or tableT-S AS 147.26

    List of books with names of persons and prices. Names include: [...] b. Abū l-Fakhr; al-Maḥallī; Yosef al-Maghribī; al-Muʿallim Avraham b. [...]; Mukram; al-Shaykh al-Muhadhdhab. …

    1. כרארס מן כתובות . . . .ת ארוס בן אבי אלפכר
    2. עלי אלמחלי

    יא

    1. עלי ר יוסף אלמגרבי סדר נזיקים משנה

    ק דרא

    1. עלי ר יוסף איצא מן תרכה בן אלנזר
    2. ספר איוב מקרא…

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    List or tableT-S AS 181.79

    Book list in Arabic script. The first two items are the Life of al-Ḥākim and the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. There is also …

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    LetterT-S 16.301

    Letter from Shemuel b. Yehuda ha-Bavli to Berakhot ha-Khaver. Shemuel writes that after searching the book dealers of Egypt for rare titles, he learned in …

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    1. בשם רחמ
    2. שלום משמי שפרה ויד ושם ותפארה וכניעת אויב
    3. ועזרה ויתר ברכות התורה הקדושה הטהורה
    4. כולם יהיו זר ונזר ועטרה וצפירת תפארה
    5. על ראש כגק מר ור …

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    List or tableBodl. MS heb. f 56/49

    Inventory of the books and furnishings of the Palestinian Synagogue received by Ṭāhir b. Maḥfūẓ the beadle (al-khādim). Dated: Ḥeshvan 1498 Seleucid = October/November 1186 …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.52.214

    Accounts of a book dealer. Written in a mixture of Arabic script and Hebrew script. Dated: Ḥeshvan 1556 Seleucid, which is October 1244 CE. Including …

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    Paraliterary textENA 3943.11–12

    Two pages are recipes or technical instructions in Arabic script, and the other two pages may be drafts of phrases from letters in Arabic script. …

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    List or tableT-S NS 296.27

    Book list. In Judaeo-Arabic and Greek/Coptic numerals. Dating: Probably 13th century. "The number of books of the shaykh [...]. The first: 15. The second: 14. …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/23

    Letter from a synagogue dignitary to a donor. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: early 13th century (during the period of Eliyyahu the Judge and Avraham Maimonides). Concerning …

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    Literary textENA 1822a.62

    Recto: Letter or letter draft. There is a poetic introduction in Hebrew, with wide space between the lines. The marginal text is Judaeo-Arabic, filled with …

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS J17

    Colophon in the handwriting of Evyatar b. Eliyyahu Gaon b. Shelomo Gaon b. Yosef ha-Kohen Av Bet Din. Evyatar was titled "the fourth" (ha-reviʿi) at …

    TS NS J 17, ed. Gil, Palestine, pp.347-348 (Doc. #545), N.H. 10-23-87 (p) Colophon in the handwriting of Evyatar Ha-Kohen b. Eliyahu Gaon

    1. בסימנא טבא…

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    List or tableCUL Or.1080 J159

    Page from a bookseller's ledger, containing many names. Dating: ca. early 13th century. Handwriting of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu? Names include: Abū l-Majd al-melammed; al-melammed R. …

    1. אלשיך אבי אלמגד אלמלמד כראריס //מן// אלתהלים

    ד

    1. אלמלמד [[ר אברהם אלמחלי]] כתאב אלאסאט
    2. אלשיך אבי אלעז אלשרא.ן בן בו עמרא[ן . . . .
    3. אלשיך אלנגיב [. .…

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    Unknown typeENA 3924.11

    Title page in red ink of an Arabic literary text. Pinholes at the margin ~4–5mm apart, secondary use since they're on the left of recto. …

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    LetterT-S NS 155.76

    Letter in the hand of the professional scribe Shelomo b. Shemuel b. Seʿadya (fl. early 13th century). In Judaeo-Arabic. Possibly a draft. He is reporting …

    1. בעד אדא אלממלוך אלחקוק אל . . . [
    2. ואגב אלמגלס אלכרים עמרה אללה באלעז וולא
    3. וחסן אלעאקבה אכרא       וינהי אנה קד כתב
    4. תתקילה [[ואנמא]]       ל . ל . . …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.140

    Hebrew letter, likely a draft, from Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi to a distinguished physician (but probably not Maimonides: Moshe b. Levi blesses his "sons" rather …

    Recto:

    1. שלום רב וג
    2. והאיש משה וג
    3. כי ארך ימים וג
    4. גביר רופאים עטרת חכמים
    5. אבי [ה]שרים וגזע התמים
    6. וגם נדיב וגם צדיק וישר
    7. וירא מנעוריו דר מרומים
    8. שמו משה [[…

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.191

    Final page of a letter from a scholar and government employee in the Fayyūm to R. ʿOvadya and R. Ḥananel. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: …

    1. והדרת ר עובדיה ור חננאל אן בקי אלאמר עלי אלמרסום
    2. אלכרים עז נצרה עלי חאלה אן אלממלוך אן שאללה
    3. לא תנקצי עשרת ימי התשובה אלא והו חפשי
    4. ממא יתעלק בדין מד…

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    Credit instrument or private receiptT-S AS 148.157

    Informal note from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to Waliyy al-Dawla. The addressee is to give the masṭara (ruling board) to the bearer to bring back to …

    1. יא מולאי אלשיך ולי אלדולה תנעם בפצלך
    2. תדפע למוצלהא אלמסטרה אסטר
    3. בהא אלכראריס ואסיירהא ללמולא
    4. וחק דיני מא אעיקהא ענך אצלא
    5. ואן קצדת תמנהא ערפני כם הו א…

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    LetterT-S 13J20.11

    Letter from Zakkay b. Moshe to the ḍāmin (tax-farmer) Abū l-Bishr Mevasser ha-Kohen b. Salmān. The writer, a scribe in al-Maḥalla, describes his work of …

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    1. כתאבי אלי מולאי אלכהן אלאגל אטאל אללה בקאה
    2. ואדאם תאיידה ונעמאה ומן חסן אלתופיק לא
    3. אכלאה וכאן לה ומעה ולי וחאפט ונאצר פי גמיע
    4. אמורה אנה ולי דלך…

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    LetterT-S 13J25.1

    Letter sent from Qayrawān by Yosef b. Labraṭ al-Fāsī to Yaʿaqov b. Yosef b. ʿAwkal in Fustat, inquiring about merchandise sent to the Maghrib and …

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    1. כתאבי יאשיכי וסיידי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאיידך וסעאדתך וסלאמתך
    2. מן אלקירואן ען חאל סלאמה ועאפיה אחמד אללה כתירא [         ] אהלה וא[יא]ה …

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