Cairo Genizah : Palimpsest; writing exercises; jottings; liturgy; medical

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The fragment is a palimpsest. The upper text consists, on the right-hand side of the leaf, of a children’s writing exercise of the alphabet with the various different Tiberian vowels signs. The left-hand side holds a list of substances in Judaeo-Arabic, including gum, sugar and other commodities, with some irregular spellings. It is possibly a portion of a medical prescription. Verso contains some pen trials in Hebrew. The under text on recto, written transversely in relation to the upper text, is in Bohairic Coptic, and is probably a liturgical text.</p>

 


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