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  1. 1

    Paraliterary textAIU XI.264

    Prognostications for the coming year in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Literary textENA 1394.1–13

    Booklet of alphabetical tables for prognostications in Arabic script. "Travel by sea: effective or not?" "Should I buy animals: good or not?" The last page …

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 10124.34

    Horoscopes in Hebrew, with marginal notes in Judaeo-Arabic. One is headed "dukhifat" (hoopoe).

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    Literary textENA NS 43.30

    Fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic literary work, possibly on predicting the future, mentioning various hours of the day, various outcomes, and perhaps the names of angels.

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    List or tableCUL Or.1081 2.8

    Tables for divination, late, entitled Urim ve-Tumim, each headed with a different question (e.g. "boy or girl?" "is this man trustworthy or not?").

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    Literary textBL OR 5565C.14

    Leaf from a Judaeo-Arabic treatise on prognostication or horoscopes.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.107

    Leaf of prognostications based on the timing of earthquakes.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.105

    Leaf from a treatise on divination in Judaeo-Arabic. The hand looks pre-1500 (unlike most of the material in the AIU collection).

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    List or tableAIU VIII.C.6

    Interesting grids with Judaeo-Arabic writing, presumably for casting lots.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.183

    26 pages from a book on divination based on biblical verses.

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.184

    A leaf giving methods for predicting the future/answers to various questions (how you will escape from an enemy. . . whether the rumor is true …

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    List or tableAIU VIII.C.7

    8 pages of grids filled with Hebrew letters, presumably for casting lots.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.43.224 + ENA 2700.1 + T-S Ar.44.35 + T-S NS 322.24

    Divination. In Judaeo-Arabic. Different responses to the client's query are tagged to different numbers. The scribe has a very distinctive hand and downsloping lines. Joins: …

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    List or tableT-S AS 204.122

    Divination. Grid in red ink filled with various outcomes. In Hebrew.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 320.116

    Astrological prognostications in Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: 1414 Seleucid, which is 1102/03 CE. Many colorful details about war, weather, and diseases (e.g., ramad/ophthalmia).

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.30.148

    Horoscopes. In Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 264.84

    Text in Judaeo-Arabic informing someone about their livelihood. Perhaps prognostications/horoscopes.

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    List or tableT-S NS 264.77

    Recto: Elaborate grid in red and black ink, each cell filled in with a Hebrew letter, except for three, which contain a nickname: "known as …

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    List or tableT-S NS 99.27

    Table of Judaeo-Arabic prognostications or horoscopes for various domains (agriculture, prosperity, government, knowledge, etc.) arranged in an ornate red grid. Late hand.

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    List or tableT-S NS 99.28

    Table of Judaeo-Arabic prognostications in a rough black grid. Possibly medieval.

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    Paraliterary textENA 3982.40

    Fragment in Arabic script. Astrological/esoteric. Listing the auspicious and inauspicious properties of every day of the month, e.g., which days are good for going before …

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    Paraliterary textAIU VI.B.35

    2 bifolia (8 pages), each containing a table corresponding to one of the stones of the Urim ve-Tumim, each one intended to be used for …

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    Paraliterary textJRL Series L 149

    The second block of text appears to be a prophecy attributed to Ibn Ezra regarding a Messiah in the land of Egypt, mentioning the year …

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    Literary textCUL Or.1080 15.80

    Horoscopes in the name of Ilyās al-Ḥakīm, including prospects for currying favor with government and the effectiveness of medicines. On reused paper containing vestiges of …

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    List or tableBL OR 5565F.1–5

    Tables for divination or magic, e.g. giving the names of the angels of different lands. Judaeo-Arabic, late hand.

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    Literary textBL OR 5565C.9–10

    Two pages from an Arabic work on prognostications, including whether the days of a month or lucky or unlucky.

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    List or tableAIU VII.F.98

    Interesting fragment of a grid containing prognostications in Judaeo-Arabic with interspersed Arabic for various questions. E.g., "This man swore falsely" or "This woman will become …

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    Paraliterary textT-S K1.17

    Leaf 1: end of a discussion of the cycles of each planet and their astrological importance, followed by a description of each of the planets. …

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 31.4

    Astrological predictions regarding the occurrence of diseases and shortage of food. In Judaeo-Arabic. (Information from CUDL.)

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    Literary textCUL Or.1081 1.30

    "The chapter of knowing the unknown (taʿallum al-ghayb)." One takes a certain animal on Shabbat, breaks open its back, and eats its heart while still …

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    Paraliterary textT-S Misc.8.23

    Forecasts based on the day of the week something falls on. Uses the Coptic calendar. Every entry ends "wallāhu aʿlam." Distinguishes between the forecast for …

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    Literary textENA 3956.18

    Literary text. In Arabic script. Leaf from an Arabic work on horoscopes/prognostications in a beautiful naskhī script. The horoscopes/prognostications are predicted for each day of …

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    Literary textENA NS 51.27

    Fragment, text on prognostications. Each prediction starts with a new point (al-bāb). Contains some Hebrew script interspersed. Verso conatins a note saying that this paper …

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    Literary textAIU VI.B.1

    26 pages of a Ladino & Hebrew manual on divination, using astrology and geomancy and perhaps some casting of lots (see pp. 21–22, where there …

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    Unknown typeBL OR 5566B.24

    A curious late fragment in an uneven scribal hand and imperfect Hebrew. "I heard from the Rav Yeḥiel Adhan, from the inhabitants of Sale, that …

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    Paraliterary textBL OR 10481.4

    Forecasts. In Ladino. Foretelling the fortunes of the coming year based on the day of the week of the Copts' Feast of the Cross (ʿīd …

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    Literary textCUL Or.1080 6.27

    Arabic booklet on astrological prognostications.

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    Literary textT-S NS 264.57

    Fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic work on the seasons and weather and prognostications.

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.29.33

    Document in Arabic script, probably legal. Approximately 7 lines from the middle section are preserved. Mentions ḍamān and daʿwa, and maybe a partnership (shirka). Needs …

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    Paraliterary textT-S K2.51

    Description of disasters, famines and frightful events due to happen in each of the Jewish months, mentioning the Jews and their slavery, the Arabs and …

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    Paraliterary textT-S K2.65

    Predictions of events that will happen if the tequfot of Tishri and Nisan occur in particular hours of the day or night, in the form …

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    State documentENA NS 39.10

    Recto: Two lines in Arabic script, probably a petition to a Fatimid vizier "mawlāy al-wazīr al-ajall ṣafiyy amīr al-muʾminīn wa-khāliṣatuh." In Judaeo-Arabic, between the lines …

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