Cairo Genizah : Magical

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Collections of alchemical recipes divided in chapters. Chapter divisions are signalled by a circle with a dot in the middle. Recipes do not begin with the aim of the recipe. Mentions ingredients such as alum, salt, clay (as an insulating agent), copper, silver, and the elixir. The Judaeo-Arabic text on verso begins with the basmala but ends with a benediction in which the divine name is abbreviated as three yods surrounded by dots, confirming the Jewish character of the text.</p>




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