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    LetterENA 2122.11

    Letter from a certain Yūsuf. In Judaeo-Arabic. Rudimentary script and spelling. The letter may describe the violent disciplining of a girl, and the writer says …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. e 101/15

    Legal testimony. Dated: Wednesday the 6th of Ḥeshvan, which Goitein identified as October 1231 CE, based on the surmise that this document belongs together with …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלאתנין אלסאדס מן שהר מרחשון גא שמון ‎ 1
    ‏ בן אלמזנגר קעד עלי דכאן ר שמחה יכיט ואדא באכיה ‎ 2
    ‏ עמראן וקף וקאל ל[[סמ.…

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    LetterENA NS 7.11

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Possibly 12th century. Rudimentary hand. Relates that there is violent domestic conflict between Hilāl and his wife. Mentions Ibn al-Labbān …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J40

    Subsequent use: Two legal drafts from the court of the Nagid Mevorakh. Fragmentary and incomplete. #1: Beginning of a statement about a brawl between Shelomo …

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    LetterT-S Ar.47.146

    Letter. In Judaeo-Arabic. Rudimentary hand. The spellings are closer to classical Arabic than usual (e.g. שיא for شيء). The two folios were originally two folios …


    ‎Folio 1, recto:
    ‏ ואלסלגב וזית אלבאן וגמיע אלאדהאן ‎ 1
    ‏ ומן אלאכבאר אלעטרייה מתל כמון ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S NS J408 + ENA 2808.6

    Family letter in Judaeo-Arabic. From an unidentified man possibly named Karīm, apparently in Zarnīkh (in Upper Egypt, see recto l. 44 and recto right margin …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J174

    Legal document(s). Dating: Possibly 1168 CE, based on the fact that the document was written shortly after the pillage/burning of Fustat (nahb/nawba/ḥarīq Fusṭāṭ). On recto, …

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    LetterT-S NS J334 + T-S 12.717

    Recto: Letter/petition to Avraham b. Yaʿaqov ha-Ḥazzan. In Judaeo-Arabic. This is either intended for the eyes of Mevorakh or simply mentions previous petitions submitted to …

    ‏ ]פסטאט מצרים ‎ 1
    ‏ לכבוד גדל ק[דוש]|ת מרנ ורב אברהם החכם…

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    LetterENA 3796.11

    Letter from a man, in Fustat, to his brothers Yūsuf and Ibrāhīm, unknown location. He blames his delay on the ״כר״ that belongs to Baqā', …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. f 108/63

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. From several people, probably addressed to Sayyidnā al-Rayyis. The senders are currently being held in prison and it sounds like they are …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1467

    Recto: Letter from Shemuel(?) to Hārūn. The writer may be the husband of the addressee's paternal aunt. In Judaeo-Arabic. Locations unknown; the writer mentions someone …

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    Legal documentENA 3917.2

    Recto: Document in Arabic script. Possibly a letter. Rudimentary handwriting and orthography. Sings the praises of a Coptic sage in Alexandria. This sage is versed …

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    LetterENA NS 48.10

    Petition for help addressed to a Jewish notable. Written in Hebrew, for the introduction, and Judaeo-Arabic, for the body. The sender is a goldsmith in …

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    LetterENA NS 31.21

    Letter draft from the wife of a drunkard to "sayyidnā." In Judaeo-Arabic, beautifully written. She reports that her husband took her belongings, demanded from her …

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    LetterL-G Misc. 35

    Letter from a Jewish woman, in or near Tripoli (Lebanon), to her brother-in-law, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. She is a refugee from Jerusalem who has …

    ‏ [כתאבי אליך יאולדי ורייסי] וגלילי אדאם אללה סלאמתה וסעאדתה ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ] אליך יאולדי [ואלעזיז ע]לי אמר אן נצפה ‎ …

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    LetterENA 4100.10

    Letter addressed to ʿAbd al-Karīm. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Late, probably 14th century at the earliest. The writer and addressee are Qaraites. Very long. Conveys information …

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    LetterT-S 6J6.18

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. In a rudimentary hand. This is the second or final page of what was originally a longer letter. There is an unusual …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1417

    Letter to Eliyya Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Ottoman-era. Recto consists of greetings. On verso the writer relates various types of bad news (violence, financial losses) …

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    Legal documentT-S 24.74

    Legal testimony. In the hand of Avraham b. Natan Av. No witness signatures. Location: Cairo. Dated: Thursday, 27 Adar I 1415 Seleucid, which is 1104 …

    ‏ מעשה שהיה לפנינו אנו החתומים למטה כן הוה חצר אלינא ‎ 1
    ‏ בבית דין באלקאהרה אלמעזיה יום אלכמיס אלסאבע ואלעשרין ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterBL OR 5566B.1

    Family letter. In Arabic script. Maybe from a man in serious trouble with his wife, writing to his son who appeased or reached a settlement …

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    State documentAIU VII.E.166

    Recto: Informal note in difficult Arabic script, scrawled basmala on top, possibly a memorandum to do with land tenure? Needs further examination. Verso: Informal note …

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    LetterT-S NS J24a

    Letter from Araḥ b. Natan, also known as Musāfir b. Wahb, in Alexandria, to his brother, Avraham b. Natan the seventh, in Cairo. Dating: 1094–1111 …


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    ‏ תרום ידך על צריך וכל אויביך יכרתו ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום ממרומים כנחלי ימים וחס…

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.137

    Letter from Shemuel, in Damietta, to Abū l-Mufaḍḍal Hibatallāh b. Faraḥ, perhaps related by marriage through the latter's sister. The handwriting is often ambiguous, so …

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