מסמך שלטוני: BL OR 10578K.9

מסמך שלטוני BL OR 10578K.9

תיאור

Fragment of a report apparently from an army officer to a superior. He describes how "we all went out to Wādī Buṭnān (near Aleppo) and suffered losses (kabadnā) until we reached reinforcements (ilā an ḥasalnā ʿind al-aʿwān)...." Then mentions "the victorious armies, may God make their banners triumphant" (ilā al-ʿasākir al-muẓaffara naṣara Allāh aʿlāmhā), and how he heard that the addressee is marching toward Damascus. The sender plans to join forces and asks for further orders. Reused for Hebrew piyyut on the other side by a prolific scribe (see FGP Joins Suggestions). (Information in part from Boris Liebrenz and Aḥmed ElAḳṭash.) ASE