מכתב: T-S NS 264.22

מכתב T-S NS 264.22



Letter in Judaeo-Arabic (recto) and Hebrew (verso). From the well-known scribe Abū l-Mufaḍḍal Shelomo b. Shemuel b. Seʿadya ha-Levi (titled al-Dayyān al-Maskil); Shelomo was active until ca. 1231 CE. He has made copies (nusakh) of certain books. He is extremely grateful for the addressee's role in selling books. He has sent several more books with the bearer, including some in Hebrew (perushim wa-baʿḍ lughawāt [...]) and some in Arabic on logic and medicine. Among the latter: (1) al-Kāfī fī l-Ṭibb by Abū Naṣr Ibn al-ʿAyn Zarbī (d. 1153/54 CE) in the hand of Rabbenu Shelomo ha-Dayyan (ZL); (2) A volume in the hand of Abū Naṣr Ibn al-ʿAyn Zarbī himself(!), comprising 3 books: (2a) al-Kawn wa-l-Fasād (by Ibn Bājja?), (2b) Kitāb al-Maḍnūn bihi ʿalā ghayr Ahlihi by al-Ghazālī, (2c) Masʾala fī l-Nafs wa-mā Taṣīru Ilayhi by Ibn Sīnā; (3) two booklets (juzʾ) containing "The Eight" by Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī, missing one section; (4) three booklets containing Sharḥ al-Burhān in the hand(!) of Ibn Fātik. This portion of the letter is torn away around here. Verso may contain the continuation and ending, but it is quite faded and more difficult to understand. ASE