Cairo Genizah : Writing exercise; Bible

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>F. 1r: liturgical excerpt from Psalms 1:6-2:3 from the Syriac Peshitta, though with several variants that suggest it was copied from a recitation or from memory rather than from a written text. F. 1v: alphabet is written with a mnemonic in a grid (ʾabgad hawwaz ḥaṭṭī kalaman saʿfaṣ qaršat; i.e. using each letter in sequence), though an extra yūdh is written after lāmadh. F. 2r: alphabet exercise in which the letters ālaph to ṭēth are written with the vowel pthaha (a) and then mīm is repeated 22 times. Ca. 16th-17th century.</p>


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