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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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    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 tableT-S Ar.51.78

    Yefet the book seller is reminding the buyer - the Nasi himself, about a debt left to pay for buying books. (data from Alloni, The …

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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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    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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    LetterCUL Or.1081 2.28

    Small fragment of a letter. On verso there is a booklist including entries such as Kitāb al-Khalīqa, Kitāb Juʿrāfiyya (געראפיה = Geograph), Divrei ha-Yamim, Kunnāsh …

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    List or tableBodl. MS heb. f 56/49

    Inventory of the books and furnishings of the Palestinian Synagogue received by Ṭāhir b. Maḥfūẓ al-Khādim. (Cf. previous fragment.) Dated: Ḥeshvan 1498 Seleucid, which is …

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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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    Unknown typeBL 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 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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    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 …

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    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 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 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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    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 tableCUL Or.1080 J159

    Page from a bookseller's ledger, containing many names. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    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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    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. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    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 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 tableENA 2713.53

    Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic. Possibly recorded by a bookseller and, based on one type of coinage in use, the yüzlük ("יוזליס" l.3r), the document dates probably …

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    LetterENA NS 48.25

    Letters in Judaeo-Arabic. On a narrow sliver of paper. Recto: Letter addressed to Elʿazar, complaining about the addressee's delay in copying the quires (karārīs). The …

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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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    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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    LetterT-S Misc.28.191

    Letter from a learned man in the Fayyūm to R. ʿOvadya and R. Ḥananel. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: No earlier than the late 12th …

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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 …

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/130

    Note by Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to a scribe, also named Shelomo, in an urgent tone, to finish the copying of certain books including the targum …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/119 + T-S NS J404

    Records of book sales, in the hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu. Dated: Monday, 16 Tammuz 1540 Seleucid, which is 1229 CE. "To increase their meager …

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    1. אבאע אלשיך אבי אלביאן אלדלאלה עלי ידי ללמולי אלרצוי שצ
    2. באתנין ותלתין דרהמא קבץ הו ל וקבצת אנא סמסרה ב
    3. ודלך פי יום אלאתנין סאדס עשר תמוז אתק"מ…

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.30.258

    Text of the oath that Bū ʿImrān must swear to his brother Abū l-Maʿānī concerning his mercantile activities, the price of a house, and the …

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    LetterT-S 6J10.9

    Draft of a Hebrew letter from Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi to a distinguished physician also named Moshe (but probably not Maimonides because Moshe b. Levi …

    Recto:

    1. העבד ישתחוה לפני מושב אדוניו
    2. וישאל מטובו שימשוך עליו חוט
    3. החסד וידינו בכל מליו ומעשיו
    4. לכף זכות כמו שלמדנו מהדרתו
    5. והוי דן את כל האדם לכף זכות ו…

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    LetterT-S 12.309

    Letter from Abū Manṣur to his 'brother' Abū Saʿd. Mainly in Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee has promised to come for Rosh Hashana. The sender has sent …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J213

    Letter from Moshe b. Nissim to an unknown addressee. In Judaeo-Arabic. He asks the addressee to sell on his behalf four copies of th She'eltot …

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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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    List or tableT-S AS 181.79

    Book list in Arabic script. The first two items are Sīrat Mawlānā l-Ḥākim (ṣalawāt (?) Allāh ʿalayhi) and Rasā'il Ikhwān al-Ṣafā', i.e., the biography of …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.20.5

    Recto: Booklist in Arabic script listing individual Epistles (of the Brethren of Purity) that have been copied and bound and into how many majallāt and …

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    List or tableJRL SERIES A 552

    Recto: Excerpts from Ecclesiastes. Verso: A list of books that the writer was asked to prepare (or obtain?) for somebody. The Talmud, printed in Salonica …

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    LetterAIU VII.F.87

    A Hebrew note from a bookseller to a potential buyer, listing several books and giving final prices for them (in qurūsh). The books include "Zutah" …

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    List or tableMoss. Ia,36

    Recto: The title page with illuminated capitals of Sefer Eliyyah Mizraḥi ʿal ha-Torah, printed by Itzik ben Leib Buchbinder in Fürth, 1763. There is an …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 99.6

    Most of a legal query about Reuven who sold to Shimʿon a copy of the Halakhot of a certain Rav Yiṣḥaq but the book was …

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