מכתב: T-S AS 153.9

מכתב T-S AS 153.9


Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. From family members to a traveling merchant. Dated: Tishrei [4]89[.], which is the 1130s CE. Maybe 4898, which would be 1137 CE. The letter is full of expressions of longing and preoccupation. The first line preserved refers to "...that we see you before departing the world, until her soul left her, may God have mercy on her" (so evidently a female family member has died). The sender's children ask after the addressee and his news. They want to know every detail: is he staying in the house? where is he sleeping and waking up? Everyone will weep and pray for him. They report that the cardamom has arrived (l. 8). They have given the addressee's letter to the judge Rabbenu Moshe. The sender prays that God will deliver the addressee "from that country" (min tilka al-diyār, three lines from the bottom). ASE

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