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    Literary textT-S 12.47 + T-S K25.162 + T-S AS 159.195 + T-S NS 224.176

    Story of (illicit) love involving a woman named Hind and her husband, a man named Bishr and an old woman.

    ‏ פמתא מא ראך ואנתי שאבה לא יצבר קלבהו ען אלשהוא ‎ 1
    ‏ . . רי מנה מא תחבין ולאכן סלי זוגיך מתא יכרג אלא ציעתה ‎ 2
    ‏ פ…

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    Literary textAIU VII.C.16 + BL OR 5565G.27

    Dialogue between the Misri (the man from Old Cairo) and the Rifi (the man from the countryside). Literary, probably late, very colloquial. The writer is …


    ‎AIU VII.C.16, recto:
    ‏ נבתדי בכתאבת קצת אלמצרי ‎ 1
    ‏ ואלריפ…

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    Literary textT-S 8.281

    Philosophical treatise. Stories of Alexander the Great and Aristotle in a calligraphic hand.

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    Literary textT-S Ar.50.213

    Story of Hārūn al-Rashīd. (Information in part from Goitein's index card)

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    Literary textENA 3184.2

    Story in Judaeo-Arabic. Probably popular literature (mentions "the gate of the castle").

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    Literary textT-S NS 264.47

    The main block of writing is a folktale in Judaeo-Arabic about a very poor man ("who worked for two dirhams each day") who came home …

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    Literary textT-S NS 306.165

    Literary narrative in Arabic script. 1001 nights? Mentions a baker and a salesman, then the narrator stumbles on a hidden treasure with a magical sapphire, …

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    Literary textT-S NS 31.18

    Popular literature in Judaeo-Arabic. A tale of a king. The handwriting may be known.

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    Literary textYevr.-Arab. II 1475

    Story in Judaeo-Arabic. Reminiscent of the 1001 Nights, in that they tell of a clever woman in the palace of the king, answering riddles, etc. …

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    Literary textJRL SERIES B 2981

    Fragment of a story in Judaeo-Arabic. Very late; on grid paper.

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    Literary textBodl. MS heb. d 77/9

    A story in Judaeo-Arabic, involving Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Meir and a woman who tries to sate her desire with the latter while he remains …

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    Unknown typeBL OR 10578D.11

    One side: Judaeo-Arabic retelling of the story of Joseph. The other side: remnants of an interesting design in black ink and ~6 extremely faded lines …

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    Literary textT-S Ar.30.187

    Literary. Some sort of narration in Judaeo-Arabic with each sentence introduced by ʿabartu ʿalā bāb so-and-so (the עֿ and עבֿ are abbreviations for עברת). On …

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    Literary textT-S Misc.8.20

    Story in Judaeo-Arabic. In part about a trip to Jerusalem and people who erected idols. Someone has identified this as Sefer Yosippon on FGP.

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    Literary textAIU VII.E.164

    Lower part of a fragment of rhymed lines in colloquial Judaeo-Arabic ("fī kull ḥāra... wa-kathura al-shaṭāra... laqad jā' khaḍāra...") The penultimate line mentions al-kanīs wa-bayt …

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    Literary textT-S Ar.35.209

    Popular literature. The tale of Abraham and Nimrod. In Judaeo-Arabic. See FGP for further information.

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    Literary textT-S AS 204.184

    Translation/paraphrase of the book of Job into Judaeo-Arabic. Probably 18th or 19th century.

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    Literary textT-S K25.278

    Popular literature in Judaeo-Arabic. Humorous rhymed prose. Dating: Likely 13th or 14th century.

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    Literary textNLI 8 420

    Story (ספר חסות) from Yemen about the relationships between the Jewish community and the Muslims. Describes the protection that the Jews received from Muhammad, concerning …

    ‏ והאדה כתאב אלדמה אלדי אדם אלנבי מחמד עלא בני אסראיל ע"אל ורחמת אללה ‎
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    LetterENA 3788.3 + ENA 3788.4

    Popular literature in Judaeo-Arabic. Conveys the tale of a wise man who is continually amazing a king with his powers of deduction. For instance, he …

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    Literary textCUL Or.1080 J150

    Literary. Rhymed maxims in Judaeo-Arabic, organized alphabetically. Cf. T-S Ar.13.13, discussed in the November 2019 Fragment of the Month by Mohamed A. H. Ahmed. Information …

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    Literary textT-S Ar.49.62

    Popular literature. Small fragment in rhymed Judaeo-Arabic. In the hand of Nāṣir al-Adīb al-ʿIbrī.

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    Literary textYevr.-Arab. I 4027

    The story of Esther in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Literary textYevr.-Arab. II 1081

    Rendering of the book Esther into Judaeo-Arabic. Late.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.103

    Folktales of King Solomon and his wisdom and Ashmoday/Asmodeus.

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    List or tableT-S Misc.8.21

    Popular literature in Judaeo-Arabic. A story about a king, a crown, drinking wine, and Hind bt. al-Muhallab. This is followed by a brief book list, …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS 99.14

    Recto: Possibly the end of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, with a closing line in Arabic. There is also more text at 90 degrees. Verso: Poetic …

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    Literary textMoss. I,82.1

    Tale in the style of A Thousand and One Nights, told partly in the first person, mentioning a period of seven years, robbers who took …

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    Literary textYevr.-Arab. II 1546

    Popular literature. Animal fable in rhyming Judaeo-Arabic. 9 folios.

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    Literary textJRL SERIES G 6–7

    Sīrat ʿAntar. In Judaeo-Arabic. There are at least 300 pages from the same volume scattered through the Geniza:

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    Literary textJRL Gaster heb. ms 1764/9–10

    Popular literature in Judaeo-Arabic. Set in the time of Muḥammad. Involving ʿĀmir ibn al-Ṭufayl, Zayd, and a female slave. Needs further examination.

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    Literary textT-S Ar.13.3 + AIU VII.B.1 + BL OR 5565G.28 + ENA 2713.27 + ENA 2713.44–45 + ENA 2852.34–35 + Halper 330 + T-S Ar.52.154 + T-S NS 90.31 + T-S NS 291.65 + JRL Gaster heb. ms 1765/7 + JRL SERIES A 102 + JRL SERIES A 378 + JRL SERIES A 690 + JRL SERIES G 6–7

    Sīrat ʿAntar. In Judaeo-Arabic. Late. 114 folios. There are many additional pages from the same work scattered throughout the Geniza: see joins list.

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    Literary textBodl. MS Heb. d 76/61

    Literary. A theological discourse in Judaeo-Arabic, in the form of a dialogue with a Muslim ruler (amīr al-mu'minīn). Discusses the books of Esther and Maccabees.

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    State documentT-S H10.166

    Two unrelated Arabic-script documents glued together for the sake of reuse. Upper document: Legal document. Parties mentioned include Abū l-Faḍāʾil Nāṣir b. Karam b. Ṣadaqa …

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    Literary textENA 3982.22–23

    Arabic poetry. With a popular character: it has extremely short verses with dense rhymes: (1) wa-starhabūhā al-ruhbān. . . wa-staqsamū [..] al-ṣulbān. . . (2) …

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    Literary textT-S Ar.39.180

    Popular literature in Arabic script, on the theme of a medical prescription for a lovesick man. Similar to T-S NS 264.27 + T-S NS 224.181 …

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    Literary textT-S Misc.22.250

    Popular literature (nawādir) in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 19th century.

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    Literary textJRL Gaster heb. ms 1765/7 + AIU VII.B.1 + BL OR 5565G.28 + ENA 2713.27 + ENA 2713.44–45 + ENA 2852.34–35 + Halper 330 + T-S Ar.13.3 + T-S Ar.52.154 + T-S NS 90.31 + T-S NS 291.65 + JRL SERIES A 102 + JRL SERIES A 378 + JRL SERIES A 690 + JRL SERIES G 6–7

    Popular literature. A battle scene from Sīrat ʿAntar. This excerpt begins with the line "وبوارق البيض الرقاق لوامع في عارض مثل الغمام المرعد." There are …

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    Paraliterary textAIU VII.A.31

    Bifolium, probably from a literary compendium. Dating: Late, possibly 18th or 19th century. Two of the pages are a story about a female slave and …

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    Literary textT-S Misc.8.32

    Arabic poem, transcribed into Hebrew script. At least some of the originally Islamic elements were kept ("fa-wa-lladhī anzala furqānahu ʿalā l-nabiyyi l-muṣṭafā l-muntajab"). There are …

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