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[List of Jewish names] : manuscript.

Publication:
[Orient, late 11th century]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : fragment, torn along all sides except bottom;
Paper 12.7 X 19 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 2 (recto), 1 (verso) lines: 2 (recto right), 17 (recto left), 7 (verso).
Subjects:
Poll tax -- Lists.
Jews -- Registers.
Jews -- Charities.
Language:
Arabic. Hebrew Arabic Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Halper: "Written in [...] Hebrew character [...], but the orthography is Arabic". The lower part of a list of names, some of which bear surnames indicating their place of origin, including Baghdad, Amid (in Iraq), Aleppo, Damascus, Tiberias, ʻAzza, Sicily, or indicating their profession, including porter, packer, night watchman, dyer, soap maker, mosaic craftsman. The verso contains a secondary inscription, 7 lines in Arabic characters.
Much of the contents of the list were described by Goitein, Mediterranean Society, vol 2, appendix B no. 106 (pp. 466-467). He presumed that this was the list of persons for whom the poll tax was to be paid. Each name ends with a line extended to the end of the column, possibly signifying that it has been paid.
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 465
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
OCLC:
249590635
Status/Location:
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