מכתב: T-S Ar.38.91

מכתב T-S Ar.38.91

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Business letter from Ṭayyib b. Majjānī to Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAwda b. Ismāʿīl b. ʿAwda. In Arabic script. Dating: Second half of the 11th century. Sabih Aodeh calls it a draft but does not explain his reasoning. The letter is quite damaged. There is a prolonged opening conveying longing for the addressee, and perhaps condolences ("In all of His judgments there is justice"). The writer reports that the price of olive oil is 20 ratls for 1 dinar. Bearers: Al-Muḥsin b. Ibrahīm al-Miṣrī al-Anṣārī(??); al-Ḥusayn b. Najā [al-Anṣārī]. The latter (along with Tāhir b. Najā, likely his brother) is known from several other Geniza letters, e.g., ENA 1822a.6 (Gil, Palestine, III, #493). See Aodeh's footnote for further references. The document was reused for Hebrew biblical/liturgical text. Same cluster: CUL Or.1080 5.5, T-S NS 327.11, and T-S Ar.38.91.