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Cairo Genizah : Legal document; liturgy; Bible

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: petition to the amir Qarāqūš from Ṭāhir b. Isḥāq, a poor man from Alexandria. Ṭāhir had rented a shop in Alexandria from a Christian, and confirms that he has paid all the instalments of the rent and would like to be released in order to return to his family. Ca. the very end of the 12th century, as this was the time that Qarāqūš served as regent for the young son of the Fatimid vizier after his father’s death, before he himself field in 1201 CE. Marginalia on recto: Judaeo-Arabic passage on the uniqueness of God on the fact that he created the earth and the sky, but was not created Himself. Verso: isolated blocks of text probably copied as a writing exercise, they include liturgical paragraphs and biblical quotations in Hebrew and the continuation of the Judaeo-Arabic text on recto.</p>

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