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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/14

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic concerning the India trade. Apparently the second or the third folio of a very long letter. Mentions numerous people and family members …

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    Paraliterary textT-S AS 169.297

    Medical prescription, apparently topicals for a wound.

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    LetterT-S 16.38

    Letter to a certain Shemuʾel, in a Spanish hand. Mentions Cyprus and interesting names (e.g. יהודה דולסית). (Information in part from CUDL)

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/17

    Letter from Ḥiyya b. Yiṣḥaq to Shelomo b. Yehuda ha-Kohen (also called ha-Talmid ha-Navon Segan ha-Kohanim). In Judaeo-Arabic. The letter begins with condolences upon the …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.226

    Verso: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. From the Jewish community of Ḥamāh (Hama, Syria). Seems to concern a communal controversy over ritual immersion ("...min amr al-ṭevila"). Mentions …

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    LetterT-S AS 169.231

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Opening with very deferential praises (. . . וארתקאהא ותמכינהא . . . ). The content is a set of technical instructions, …

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    LetterT-S 12.421

    Letter from the cantor Yosef b. Yaʿaqov, in a provincial town (Benhā is mentioned), to Abū l-Ḥasan Yefet b. Eli, in Malīj. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: …

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    List or tableENA 2818.49

    List of expenses in Judaeo-Arabic. Large, very neat, and unusual. Lists many names, including many Muslims and at least one Christian.

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.67

    Letter/petition from Bū Bakr to a notable named Burhān al-Dīn, in Fustat. In Arabic script. Dating: Probably Mamluk-era based on hand, layout, and formulary. Asking …

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    LetterENA 4011.10

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The sender cites his debts in Fustat as an excuse for his delay. Refers to Abū Zikrī ha-Kohen (perhaps the well-known trader …

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    LetterT-S 12.824

    Letter in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed to a Rosh Yeshiva named Moshe; his honorifics are unusual if not unique for the Geniza. The sender opens …

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.104

    Letter. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions acquiring a muʿtaṣimī (a wooden tray with small compartments, named after the Abbasid Caliph al-Muʿtaṣim) from Bū ʿAbdallāh and pawning it …

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    LetterT-S AS 206.202

    Long business letter mainly in Hebrew. Dating: Late, probably Ottoman-era. At the top of recto there is a summary of accounts with R. Avraham during …

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    State documentT-S NS 305.119

    Formal letter in Arabic script. Full of eloquent expressions of patronage. Unusual layout. Needs examination for content. Verso is covered with unidentified writing in Arabic …

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    Unknown typeENA NS 35.14

    Unidentified text in Arabic script. The layout looks literary and it is partially rhymed. Mentions al-Malik al-Kāmil multiple times and a ṣāḥib al-dīwān. Needs examination.

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    LetterENA NS 32.10

    Letter addressed to Eliyyahu the Judge. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions Avraham Maimonides on verso. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S AS 173.209 + T-S AS 153.293

    Mercantile letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 12th century. The section preserved here opens with asking for a favor from the addressee involving conciliating someone else. Goes …

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    LetterT-S K6.176

    Letter from Avraham b. Seʿadya he-Ḥaver to Abū l-Surūr Peraḥya b. Binyām. In Judaeo-Arabic, with one line in Arabic script on verso (saying that he …

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    LetterT-S 18J3.2

    Appeal to the public by a young woman to help her against her neglectful husband, her cousin Yosef b. Kulayb al-Kohen, the brother-in-law of Ibn …

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    Literary textT-S Misc.8.59

    A first-person narrative or historical account mentioning places in Lebanon (Baalbek) and Syria (Jūsiya, Aleppo and its ruler Ibn Ṣalaḥ, possibly القرعة), the sultan, and …

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    State documentT-S Misc.26.37

    Official letter in Arabic script. Beautiful handwriting. Wide space between the lines. Ḥamdala and ḥasbala at bottom. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S 20.123

    Letter. Possibly from Naṣr or Nuṣayr (v19) to some dignitary (sayyidnā, Mordekhai ha-Zeman). In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment. Dating: Late 12th century, based on the mention of …

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    LetterT-S Ar.20.6

    Letter fragment to 'rabbenu'. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions 200 dinars, a wālī and the territory of al-Muʿaẓẓam (ʿĪsā?), who is in conflict with his brother (al-Kāmil?). …

    1. . . . .] ואמא אכבאר . . . . [
    2. . . . .]ת אללה . . . . . . . . . כתאב . . . . [
    3. . . . .]סלם . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).124

    Letter sent to Cairo to the house of a ḥaver from the Ibn Qaṭāʾif family, dated Friday, middle of Shevat, describing the writer’s anger over …

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    LetterT-S 6J6.4

    Family letter in Judaeo-Arabic informing the addressee of matters concerning Sitt Maqṣūra (NB: this is not a name but the word maqṣūdhā meaning 'her intention'), …

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    Literary textT-S NS 224.146 + T-S Misc.11.120

    A very interesting glossary for materia medica, giving correspondences between different terms. Join: Alan Elbaum.

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    LetterT-S 18J4.1

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Elegantly written. Conveying holiday wishes. Written by someone who apparently is a doctor, a muqaddam and a Jerusalemite (he writes, "As I …

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    List or tableT-S AS 169.165

    Recto: Contributors list, of money and/or of wheat. Crude handwriting. Headed by "sar ha-sarim" (Mevorakh b. Saʿadya?) who donates "3." Other entries include Abū Saʿd …

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    LetterT-S NS 225.91

    Fragment of a private letter, sending regards to a certain man and his son Yosef.

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    State documentT-S NS 327.3

    Copy of fiscal accounts for the kharāj tax collected in Khorasan and the annexed territories. A Fatimid copy of an Abbasid tax register? Apparently only …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.127

    Probably a fragment of a letter. In Judaeo-Arabic. Refers to Sayyidnā and contains blessings and prayers and some biblical verses. Reused on recto for a …

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    Legal documentT-S J1.42

    Legal document, draft or copy. No signatures. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mevasser b. Shelomo al-Ṣayrafī presents an itemized list of goods for which ʿArūs b. Yosef owes …

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    LetterT-S 8.23

    Letter from (or to?) Minyat Zifta in the hand of Mevorakh b. Natan. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentioning various community affairs and expressing concern about the lack …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.132

    Letter in Arabic script. From a (Muslim) spiritual authority who is firing a would-be disciple. The sender originally thought that this man was genuinely seeking …

    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وبه توفيقي وصلى الله على محمد

    2. الى عند الا[جل؟] سلام الله ورحمته

    3. اما بعد فانَّ كان سبب اجتماعي بك وكنت

    4. اظن انك ساعد للا…

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    LetterT-S AS 152.239

    Letter, apparently sent from Samannūd (in the Nile delta). The writer, who is apparently on his travels, is very worried about his children as he …

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    LetterENA NS 33.22

    Letter fragment (lower left part). In Judaeo-Arabic. The handwriting seems familiar. ". . . betroth her and take her, and let him not be absent …

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    LetterT-S 28.10

    Letter to a Nagid, informing him of various matters in the community, and complaining about the general state of its decline. Mentions individuals such as …

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    Literary textT-S AS 177.209

    Poem in Arabic rhyming on "-dī," possibly about old age and death and mentioning numerous biblical and Quranic figures. Needs examination. ايطمع بعد سبعين بعيش …

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    LetterT-S 8J9.1

    Recto and verso (secondary use): Letter recounting a dispute. In the hand of Yeḥezqel b. Netanʾel ha-Levi (compare T-S 13J19.13 (PGPID 9120)). The sender is …

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    LetterT-S 8.22 + NLI 577.10/1

    Description from NLI 577.10/1: Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably late 12th or early 13th century; this range can probably be narrowed based on the …

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    1. לאנה כאן פי אלאתנין ובאע(?) נקץ(?) פטן(?) אל[שי]ך אבו אלכיר א . . .  פי אלא . . ואלאשראף(?)
    2. פיתפק ראיך וראי רבינו פי ביעהם אמא גמלה ואנא מפרק…

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    LetterT-S NS 226.185 + T-S NS 226.162

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Perhaps late 11th century or early 12th. This is a long and fairly well-preserved letter from somebody close to the Jewish …

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    LetterT-S 12.245

    Letter in a Spanish hand to R. Yiṣḥaq al-ḥaver al-jalīl. The sender was in great anxiety until Abū Zekharya b. Yūnus and Abū l-[...] al-Khaybarī …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.41.73

    Rental contract (hādhā mā istaʾjara . . .). Lessee: ʿAbdallāh b. [...] al-Dawla [...] al-Tājir. Lessor: Mūsā b. Yaʿqūb (Moshe b. Yaʿaqov) al-Isrāʾīlī al-Tājir. Dated: …

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    Legal documentENA 3975.4

    Deed of acknowledgment (iqrār). Nearly completely preserved. In Arabic. Dated: 16 Dhū l-Qaʿda 537 AH = 2 June 1143 CE. The declaration is made by …

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    LetterT-S 6J7.22

    Letter of appeal for charity. Mainly in Judaeo-Arabic, with good handwriting but rudimentary spellings. The sender asks for half a dirham to buy food. He …

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    LetterT-S AS 161.186

    Business letter, referring to the purchase of commodities and their prices, e.g. almonds and top quality Qifṭī sugar, mentioning Yaʿaqov b. Khallūf. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 152.30

    Recto: fragment of a spaciously written Arabic document, and address of the letter on verso addressed to Abū l-Ḥusayn Nissīm b. Ṣedaqa. Verso: letter, mentioning …

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    LetterT-S Misc.8.71

    Letter. "Discussion or record concerning the case of a man, Sulaymān, who is suspected of being an informer (מוסר). His testimony is given verbatim, ‘in …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 147.189

    Story in Judaeo-Arabic. Long but quite faded. Might be a legal document in that it begins with ("lammā...") but it would be an unusual sort …

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    LetterT-S 16.285 + T-S AS 134.204 + T-S NS 325.115

    Letter/petition addressed to a notable. In Hebrew (for the poetic opening) and Judaeo-Arabic (for the body). In a typical 11th or early 12th century hand. …

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