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    Literary textAIU XII.41

    Recto: The last page of the Annals of Eutychius of Alexandria (Saʿīd b. Baṭrīq al-Mutaṭabbib, d. 940), the Melkite Patriarch of Alexandria, discussing events in …

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    LetterT-S NS 305.61

    Petition / letter of recommendation. In Arabic script. Dating: Perhaps ca. 13th century. From Ibn al-Miṭrān ('son of the bishop'). Seems to be recommending the …

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    State documentT-S Ar.7.38

    Fatimid petition. Dating: 422–23/1031–32. Second half of a petition to the caliph al-Ẓāhir requesting the return of a church that had been confiscated by decree …

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    1. [جميـ]ـع ما فيها من فضة ونحاس والات خشب

    2. ورخام يساوى ذلك جملة كبيرة فنقضها

    3. وبنا بقبضها دارا قد خصها معصرة وحوانيت 

    4. يستغلها جميع ذلك ويحص…

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    Literary textT-S AS 154.310

    Apparently a Christian narrative, mentioning a monk tearing out hair from his beard. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S NS 255.34

    Typewritten or printed letter addressed to Moshe Pardo, the head rabbi of Alexandria (served 1871–88). In Arabic script, with Hebrew insertions. In which the sender …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 297.58

    Possibly a certificate of conversion to Islam. In Arabic script. May be part of a will (says "bi-amri hādhihi l-waṣiyya" in the last preserved line). …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.42.174

    Bill of sale of a slave. In Arabic script. Location: Fustat. Dated: first decade of Ramaḍān 438 AH, which is October/November 1090 CE. Seller: Ḥanūn …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. a 3/35

    Upper end of a large deed in Arabic letters in which a Christian sells 1 and 2/3 out of 24 shares of a house in …

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    List or tablep. Heid. Hebr. 17

    Accounts in the hand of Nahray b. Nissim, ca. 1053, listing flax purchases. Nahray organized the list by his partners who ordered flax and noted …

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    Legal documentDK 231.2 (alt: XXV)

    Fragment of a double query, presented to Avraham Maimonides about (1) a man who keeps a female slave—not for service—although he was married and a …

    1. אלנקמות השם אלנקמות הופיע וכל
    2. מא תקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ורבנו אדוננו הודנו
    3. והדרנו ומאיר עינינו ומנהיג דורנו נגידינו אברהם הרב
    4. המובהק הפטיש …

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    List or tableT-S AS 153.2

    Accounts of a woman named Umm Abū l-Riḍā. For the month of Nisan "143." This probably means 4800 + 143 = 4943 AM, which is …

    1. חסאב א. אבו אלרצי פי אלזמן
    2. ניסן קמו ענדהא נ
    3. להא מן סת עז ד . ולהא ג
    4. כרג קיראט נחאס ולהא א . .
    5. ולהא יום גמעה אלעיד מן פכריה
    6. ב ולהא מן פכריה א . .
    7. ואי…

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    LetterT-S 8Ja1.5

    Letter from Yosef b. Yaʿaqov b. Yahaboy, probably in Amalfi, to a partner, in al-Mahdiyya. Dating: ca. 1040. Describes a long sea voyage that lasted …

    1. עלינא משקה ומא סמענא באלכלאץ לאן גינא עלי חא [צרה]
    2. קצב טינה בעד אן עדינא בעהד יח יומא כר עלינא פאבאן
    3. אן ידכלו בר מן ברארי אלמסלמין פרגענא אלי אקריטש…

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    LetterT-S 10J12.20

    Letter from Mevasser b. David in Damsis to Nahray b. Nissim in Fustat, ca. 1053. The main issue discussed in the letter is an argument …

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    LetterENA 2559.5

    Letter from Jalāl al-Dawla. Dated: 1237 CE. Concerns in part a negotiation between members of the Jewish community and Christians about preventing Jews from entering …

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    1. יגי גאנדאר יקול אלצאחב יסלם עליך[
    2. חואיגכם וגאבו לנא פואכה וגירהא וכנת אגתמע בהם
    3. וגרי חדית פי מעני מנעהם אליהוד מן אלדכול אלקדס וגרי
    4. כלאם טויל …

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    LetterT-S AS 152.360

    Recto: Letter in Hebrew. Dating: early 13th century, based on the mention of the Judge Anaṭoli in the penultimate line. The sender is apparently a …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 72/18

    Letter from Yiṣḥaq bayt ʿAṭṭān, in Syracuse, to Moshe b. Yehuda, in Alexandria. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Last quarter of the 15th century. Contains a colorful …

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    Legal documentENA 1691.20

    An interesting Qaraite legal testimony (zikhron ʿedut) dated 20 Adar 5442 (1682 CE), scribed and signed by Avraham ha-Rofe ben Ṣaʿīr, one of the messengers …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.24

    Letter in which a physician, probably named Abū l-Baqā', writes from somewhere outside of the capital to his son-in-law (?) Abū ʿImrān, probably in Fustat, …

    1. בש רח
    2. כי ייי יהיה בכסלך ו[ שמר רגלך מלכד
    3. והסיר ייי ממך כל חלי ו[
    4. ואתה שלום וביתך שלום ו[
    5. תרדדת כתבי אלי חצרה אלולד אלעזי[ז . . . . . . . . . . . . .…

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