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  1. 1

    LetterENA 2727.38

    Letter addressed to Avraham ha-Talmid. Small fragment (upper left corner).

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    Legal documentENA NS 62.23

    Legal records. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: Av and Elul 1527 Seleucid, which is 1216 CE. Recto, document #1: Involves Abū l-Khayr b. al-Iskāf and al-Maḥāsin b. …

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    LetterENA 3946.6

    Informal note in Arabic script. Has the glyph. The handwriting is relatively straightforward but the subject matter is difficult to figure out. Needs examination.

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    State documentT-S NS 306.242

    Administrative document of some kind. There are Greek/Coptic numerals at upper right specifying a sum in the hundreds. The phrase al-qāḍī al-ajall appears. Dated: 15 …

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    LetterT-S Ar.34.226

    Informal note addressed to Abū l-ʿAlāʾ. In Judaeo-Arabic. Andalusi hand. Asking him to "give the bearer everything that is mentioned in this letter." The sender …

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    LetterT-S Ar.35.131

    Recto: Letter in Arabic script. The glyph appears at the top. The hand is skilled and the margins are large, and there is a taqbīl …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 264.35

    Legal note. The first part is in Arabic script: "What remains (owed) to al-Shaykh Abu l-Faraj...." The sum is 25 wariq dirhams. Dated: Shaʿbān 539 …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 297.95

    Document in Arabic script. May be a receipt (tasallama....). The last line mentions the name of a qāḍī.

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    Unknown typeT-S NS 238.93

    One line (plus the glyph) in Arabic script.

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    LetterT-S NS J547

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (right side only). Mentions Waliyy al-Dawla, Fustat, and a shop.

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    Legal documentJRL Gaster ar. 837

    Order of payment. Mainly in Arabic script, with an אמת in Hebrew in the upper margin. Abū l-Faraj is instructed to pay the bearer perhaps …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 317

    Informal note in Arabic script. Addressed to [...] Manṣūr. Contains the glyph. Dating: Perhaps 12th or 13th century. The sender gives various instructions, including not …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 381

    Note addressed to al-Shaykh al-Ṣafiyy. In Arabic script. Has the glyph. Dating: Likely 12th or 13th century. The first 4 lines are completely preserved and …

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    Paraliterary textJRL Gaster ar. 425

    Recipe or prescription. In Arabic script. Mentions the names of several foods. Needs examination.

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    List or tableT-S NS 320.14

    Verso: Accounts in Arabic script: الذي عند الشيخ بو ال . . .

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    State documentT-S NS 305.147

    Tax receipt? Mentions: ...al-yahūdī... bi-ḥudūr...

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    State documentT-S Misc.29.4

    Recto: Accounts in Arabic script. Possibly a state document. Looks complete. The first line is the glyph, then Abū Sahl, then Abū l-Faḍl al-Raʾīs. Needs …

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    Unknown typeCUL Or.1080 9.11

    Recto: Document in Arabic script, small fragment. Evidently torn up and reused. Verso: Draft of an order of payment, probably. In Arabic script.

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    List or tableT-S Ar.34.311

    Document in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals. One side begins with a basmala, the other side with the glyph.

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    Legal documentJRL Gaster ar. 597

    Legal or official document (ṣaḥḥā bi-ism...). Perhaps involving the inheritance or heirs (ورثة؟) of Abū Isḥāq. Dated: 617 AH, which is 1220/21 CE. Needs further …

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 5566D.25

    Medical prescription. In Arabic script. Ingredients include: "Indian"; borage; pistachio kernels; sugar. Diet: boiled young chickens (farrūj maṣlūq).

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    LetterENA NS 45.15

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Perhaps 12th century. Conerning business in saffron and ambergris.

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    LetterENA NS 52.9

    Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Yefet to two brothers, to the dukkān of Bāb al-Futūḥ, which means this was probably sent to Cairo rather than Fustat. …

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    Paraliterary textENA NS 48.24

    Medical prescription in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    List or tableT-S AS 204.220

    Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic and Coptic numerals. Probably medieval.

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1772/6

    Informal note. In the name of the wife of Surūr al-Qalyūbī. Involving Abū l-ʿAlā' and the sale of a caldron (qidra) and a frying pan …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.34.14

    Recto: List of ingredients (or commercial goods?) with their weights. In Arabic script. Information from Baker/Polliack catalog. Verso: A few more lines in Arabic script.

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    Unknown typeT-S NS 209.31

    One line of an Arabic script document, abandoned. With the glyph. Contains a name, perhaps Isrā'īl b. Saʿd b. Mūsā al-ʿAṭṭār. On recto there is …

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    LetterT-S NS 305.114

    Letter of gratitude. In Arabic script. Full of expressions of patronage and no specific details. The sender's name may be Zayn and the addressee's name …

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    LetterMoss. II,165.2

    Note in Judaeo-Arabic, very faded, mostly formalities. On verso, in a different hand: "khaṭṭ al-Rayyis Abū Manṣūr שצ."

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 305.76

    Medical prescription in Arabic script.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.38.110

    Verso: Compound prescription/recipe (ṣifa murakkab). In Arabic script. Contains the glyph. Ingredients include oak gall, gum, vitriol, Andarānī salt, lapis lazuli, saffron, and camphor. Needs …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 4525

    Petition addressed to four brothers (?), the elders Abu al-Baqa, Abu al-Baha, Abu al-Faraj and Abu al-Karam, requesting charity. The supplicant, Harun, writes that he …

    ‏ בם ‎ 1
    ‏ ............]ואלאעיאן אלפצלא מן אטאל אללה בק[אהם ‎ 2
    ‏ ......]מהם ונעמאהם ומכן …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.30.18

    Accounts in Arabic script for three types of indigo. See Goitein's index card for further information.

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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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    LetterAIU XII.104

    Difficult-to-read and very brief Arabic document, containing the common but mysterious glyph لے at the top of recto and phrases such as "mamlūkuhu" and "inshallah," …

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    Literary textT-S K25.3

    Poems and drafts in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi. One of the poems is by Avraham Ibn ʿEzra. One of the drafts is …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.39.245

    Legal document. In Arabic script. Receipt for the purchase of a Nubian female slave named Tawfīq. It seems that the seller is Baqāʾ b. Manṣūr …

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    List or tableENA 1822a.66

    Accounts. Perhaps in the hand of one of Ben Yijū’s workers, but not his handwriting. Similar to India Book III 19 (shelfmark CUL Or.1080 J95). …


    ‎III, 20
    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלדי לה פ[י]ליה כולמי ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S Misc.8.19

    List of recipients of charity (bread) along with the khuddām al-kanīs (the list begins with three parnasim). This list fills three pages of the bifolium. …

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    Legal documentENA 4011.4

    Verso: Cheque written and signed by Abū Zikrī Kohen. Dated: Tishrei 1454 Seleucid, which is 1142 CE. Abū l-Khayr Khiyār is to pay the price …

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    State documentBL OR 5552.2–2a

    State document, Fatimid period. Dated: 4 Rajab 523H, which is 23 June 1129 CE. Reporting that two trustworthy witnesses from Alexandria had given testimony, and …

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