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  1. 1

    List or tableENA 2591.2

    Account, possibly for the collection of tax on real estate. Many names. (Amir Ashur)

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    LetterENA 2730.2

    Letter from Dawud son of the haver to a certain dayyan. It seems some dramatic event has taken place off-scene (maybe in Palestine?) and here …

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    LetterENA 2808.29

    Letter from Mūsā, in Ṣandafā, to his brother, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Written in a lovely …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.131

    Letter from Hillel b. Eli (identified based on handwriting) to Avraham al-Ḥemdat b. Natan ha-Sheviʿi. He complains of something to do with the tax (? …

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    LetterENA 2735.3

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic to "my child Ibrahim" . After the usual greetings we read: "I have no instruction to you except that do not let …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.173

    Fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic letter, perhaps a draft only because the text abruptly breaks off on verso. The text on recto is almost entirely formulaic. …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/38

    Letter preceded by a Hebrew poem consisting of three verses, from Shemuel b. Moshe to Abū al-Ḥajjāj Yūsuf Yehosef (Manbij), the tax-farmer of the local …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 75/25

    Letter from a son to a father. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer thanks the addressee for the wuṣūl (official receipt), since the tax (mas) is looming. …

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    LetterT-S 12.533

    Fragment of a letter from a mother in the Maghreb to her merchant son in Fustat. The beginning of the 11th century. Including information about …

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.109

    Letter from Abū l-Ḥusayn b. al-Rayyis b. Nāḥūm, in the Rīf, to his brother Abū Thābit, in Fustat. In Arabic script. Concerning the capitation tax …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. كتابي الي اخي ومولاي وتاجي واعتمادي اطال الله بقاه وادام عزه
    3. ونعماه ومن حسن توفيقه لا اخلاه وعن حال سلامة وعافية
    4. وشوق …

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    LetterT-S 10J16.14

    Letter from Manṣūr (probably Manṣūr b. Sālim) in Alexandria to his brother in Fustat mentioning that his son Moshe started to speak and has since …

    1. מן ענד מנצור רביבה
    2. . . . ]תצטירהא אלי אלאך אלעזיז אטאל אללה בקאה
    3. ואדאם עזה ומן חסן אלתופיק לא אכלאה
    4. גמע אלשמל בה קריב גיר בעיד וינהי אלי אלאך אלכרים…

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    LetterT-S 8J21.6

    Letter to Efrayim b. Shemariah from his friend Yiṣḥaq, who asks for money to pay the tax-collector and so prevent his being imprisoned. Dating from …

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    1. שלום לך ושלום לעזרך וג'
    2. אלי אח וריע וגדל דיע אהוב וחביב וקשור נפש בנפש
    3. וחקוק בלב הוא אדירי וכבירי ועין ימיני וזרוע עזי
    4. כבוד גדו קדו מרי ורבי…

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    LetterENA NS 22.1

    Business letter sent from Alexandria by Avraham b. Farah to Yaaqov b. Avraham

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    Legal documentENA 2558.30c

    Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning a group of people who share an underground(?) storage room of wheat in a single courtyard; …

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    LetterENA NS I.6

    Letter from Ibrāhīm to his maternal uncle Khalaf b. Ismāʿīl al-Ṣabbāgh (the dyer), in Ḥabs Bunān (Fustat). In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender had previously sent a …

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    LetterENA NS I.16

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides asking the holy congregation of Egypt to pay the tax to the Muslim Amir. Paying this tax is …

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    LetterENA NS 52.13

    Letter from Yosef ha-Levi to Yosef Bagilyer. In Hebrew. Dating: First half of the 16th century. Concerning tax farming. Mentions two rich and famous figures …

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    List or tableT-S AS 153.257

    List, probably of tax or rent revenue. It describes the houses and apartments in a particular street darb al-Sadu[...], mentioning the house of the company …

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    LetterT-S AS 145.396 + T-S AS 145.393

    Letter in Hebrew. Dating: Probably 11th century. Begging a dignitary for help interceding with the king and tax administrators concerning the burden of tax being …

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    LetterMoss. VII,196.1

    Letter of appeal in Hebrew, probably 14th century or later, including lengthy praises for the addressee and then a request to help with the [poll?] …

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    LetterNLI 577.3/10

    Letter from Shelomo b. Aharon to Natan ha-Kohen b. Yosef. Opens with a cryptic mention of the writer's departure for the sake of paying the …

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    State documentT-S NS 297.193

    State document. Accounts from the central fisc. Begins: waṣala ilā bayt al-māl al-maʿmūr.... Lower down refers to Mālik b. Ibrāhīm. In the bottom text block …

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    LetterMoss. II,196.2

    Fragment from the opening of a deferential letter. On verso the writer mentions 'the tax' (? al-mās) and 'your promise'—perhaps he is requesting charity.

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    LetterAIU VII.E.2

    Fragment (upper part) of a Judaeo-Arabic letter to Avraham Maimonides from al-Muhadhdhab ha-Kohen b. Manṣūr (?) ha-Kohen. From the body of the message that remains, …

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    State documentJRL Gaster ar. 348

    Tax receipt(s). There are distinct documents on recto and verso. Needs examination.

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 72/38

    Letter from Hārūn to Moshe b. Yehuda. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Last quarter of the 15th century. The sender reminds Moshe that it is his custom …

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    LetterT-S Misc.36.176

    Letter from the French rabbi Shemuel b. Yaʿaqov addressed to Ḥananel b. Shemuel. In Hebrew. Contains a rich account of communal controversy and highly unflattering …

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    LetterENA NS 22.2

    Letter from a father who had undertaken to pay the capitation tax for his son but was robbed. Asks the recipient to pay the tax …

    1. אכד קדמי חתי נאולוני אלוטא מן אלבאב
    2. ורחת אלי אלדיואן לקית אלממלוך קאעד
    3. קאל לה אלשיך שעיא אלגאליה ענד
    4. הדה אליהודי להא תלת שהור ונחן מא
    5. מא נקדר עליה ק…

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    State documentT-S AS 177.175

    Receipt from the archive of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb. Written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the office of Accounts on …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. e 101/13 + Bodl. MS heb. f 102/43

    Two fragments of the same legal document, dated 1532/1220-1221. The physician Abū l-Maḥāsin Yefet b. Yoshiyya and the sugar merchant Abū l-ʿIzz b. Abū l-Maʿānī …

    Bodl. MS heb. e 101/13

    1. נקול מן אתבת כטה אכר הדא אלמסטור אנה למא כ[אן פי יום
    2. שנת אלפא וחמש מאה ותלתין ותרתי שנין לשטרות [
    3. מותבה רשותיה דאדונינו נגידי…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J258

    Letter from Abu Nasr b. Ibrahim, Alexandria, to his partner Abu Ishaq the nāʾib (deputy). Dating: 11 May 1141. The first page of the letter …

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    1. עונך יא רב
    2. מגארי גמאדי וגמאדי ורגב פי גמלה תוקיעאת
    3. ביד אלצמאן הדא אלדי וגדת פי אלדיואן פאן
    4. כאנא אלכרגין המא לרביעין פקד צאעא
    5. אגעל צאחבהמא יאכד…

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    Legal documentT-S 13J3.12

    Settlement of a complicated dispute in Fustat recording that Abu al-Ḥasan b. Numayla had rented from Abu al-Ma'ali Shemuel b. Yehuda a house in Alexandria …

    1. למא כאן יום אלאתנין אלתאסע מחדש כסליו שנת אלפא וארבע מאה ושבעין ושבע שנין לשטרות
    2. בפסטאט מצרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותבה רשותיה דהדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרי…

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    LetterT-S NS J241 + Moss. IV,21.1 + T-S NS J240 + T-S 20.137 + T-S NS J1 + JRL Series B 4089

    JRL Series B 4089: This document is the continuation of a letter on the recto. The business letter describes commercial transactions, including taxes paid at …

    1. .....[....................
    2. אלתמן גפד וצח וזן אלגוניה אלאכרא
    3. בהארין גיר סבעה ארטאל סער ה מ
    4. אלתמן ט פ דינ ולה מן תסלים יאקות איצא
    5. עוץ ען אלנצף אלמתקאל…

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    LetterT-S NS J241 + Moss. IV,21.1 + T-S NS J240 + T-S 20.137 + T-S NS J1 + JRL Series B 4089

    JRL Series B 4089: This business letter describes commercial transactions and what the author describes as favors or 'gifts' to a fellow trader. The main …

    1. ........................]ב.
    2. ....................] בלג ח ע ולי
    3. וקדר עלי[................]יקדרו
    4. עליה וקד פישתר[.......] מן ענדי
    5. ......ע]ם אלשיך אבו גא…

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    List or tableBL OR 5549.8

    List of prisoners imprisoned for nonpayment of the capitation tax. Fragmentary. twenty-four names preserved, with sums representing the amounts still due, to be provided by …

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    LetterBL OR 5566C.5

    Letter from Ṣadaqa to the Abū l-Najm the Parnas, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender announces his intention to travel to Sicily (in "Bilād al-Rūm") …

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    LetterENA 2935.24

    Recto: Letter fragment to 'my brother.' Written in Judaeo-Arabic, calligraphic, large quadrangular characters. No detailed are preserved. Verso: In Arabic script (and two different inks), …

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    Literary textBodl. MS heb. f 56/13–19

    Copy of a story about the edicts against the Jews in Baghdad and how they were saved. Dating: ca. 1120 CE. The scribe reused numerous …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.40.161

    Recto: Arabic script document containing several sections. The lower part may be a tax receipt for a sum received from Zuhayr b. [...] from the …

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.22

    Letter from Simḥa ha-Kohen, probably in Alexandria, to Abū l-Majd, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Early 13th century. After many nice phrases, the body …

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    LetterMoss. VII,159.1

    Letter from a retired old Alexandrian merchant named Abū Saʿīd to a friend in Fustat. One side is a letter in Arabic script and the …

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    LetterT-S 10J18.13

    Letter in which a tax-farmer named Yehuda, who received one and a half dinars a month, is mentioned. Dated to the 12th century.

    1. בשמ
    2. וצל כתאב חצרה מולאי אלשיך אלאגל אטאל [ אללה
    3. תע בקאהא וכבת באלדל חסדתהא ואעדא[הא
    4. . . . . . . אם פאכתרת פיה אלטי ואלנש[
    5. . . . . כ]תאב קד גא מן ענד…

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    LetterENA NS 22.1

    Business letter sent from Alexandria by Avraham b. Farah to Yaʿaqov b. Avraham. The writer describes the difficult situation, probably in North-Africa, and writes about …

    1. בסם אללה אלעטים
    2. כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלשיך אלגליל ואדאם עזה ועלוה וכבת אעדאה מן אל
    3. אסכנדריה ליב כלון מן רביע אלאול ואלחאל סלאמה ונעמה בבקא מולא…

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    List or tableT-S 8J41.13

    Census for the capitation tax. List of male persons with consecutive numbers over the names. First complete no. visible is 19, but some names are …

    1. בו סעד בן [
    2. אולאד נביקה אבו ע.[

    יט ך

    1. יחזקאל זהרה אסחק כהן כרים בן [

    כג כד

    1. וסרור בן גוית אבו [[עמר צבאג]] אבו אלכיר טיב? אם ב..

    כה כו כז

    1. תנא לו…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J88

    Letter sent from Cairo to Bilbays containing a request to contribute to the capitation tax of a poor teacher and his son. (Information from Goitein's …

    1. . . .] כגק מר ור אלישע [. . . . . . . .
    2. הלויים הירא שמים הנדיב יברכו צורו
    3. ויעזרו ויגן בעדו ויזכהו לראות
    4. שמחת חמודו ותורתו ואריכות ימיו
    5. אמן סלה . . .…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J10.17

    Husband who intends to travel abroad allocates 20 dirhams per month, namely, five per week, for his wife, plus some wheat, the 20 dirhams to …

    1. חצר אבו אלפרג בן גזאל אל
    2. קיסראני אקני מן רוחה טאיע
    3. גיר מגבר אנה יקום ל[זוגתה
    4. אם אולאדה פי כל שהר בכ
    5. דרהם כל אס //ביע// ה דראהם וובתין(!)
    6. קמח טייב וח…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 149.13

    Legal document/note testifying that a certain Baqā' b. al-Surūr the [indigo] merchant will operate the tax farm (ḍamān) of Tamīm, the ḍāmin of al-Burqāniyya (location …

    1. שהדנא עלי אלשיך בקא בן אבו אלסרור תא[גר אלניל
    2. אן ענדה לתמים צאמן אלברקאניה ארבעה אלדר
    3. פי כל שהר טאלמא הוא צאמן וטאלמא צמ[ן
    4. קליוב פי צמאנהם אול רמצאן…

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    LetterENA NS 68.6

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer reports on receiving authorization (al-ʿalāma) to collect the kharāj tax from the official in charge of estates (ʿāmil al-mawārīth). …

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    Legal documentENA NS 77.254

    Notes for the drawing up of a deed of sale for a slave. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe? One of the parties is …

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    LetterMoss. VII,173.3

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Describing the sender's unfortunate dealings with a government bureau (דיואן). Apparently Ibn al-Farārījī tried to shake him down for money, claiming …

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