Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 410 Letter to a benefactor
TitleLetter to a benefactor
- Eliyah ben Shelomoh, 13th cent.
Call numberHalper 410
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
- No address (personally hand-delivered?); The writer, a teacher is asking for an advance on his salary to enable him to pay his poll tax. He has been sick and had to consume drugs and hens. In the marginal postscript he apologizes for not writing in a more formal way, for lack of knowledge; Solomon is the son of the judge Elijah ben Zechariah, related to Genizah documents dated between 1222-1236, see, in the list of judges assembled by S. D. Goitein, A Mediterranean Society, vol. II Appendix D, no. 29; Documents relating to Elijah were collected by Aryeh Leo Motzkin, Revue des études juives, v. 128 (1969) p. 339-348. The blessing [ס[ופיה] ט[ב appears here, indicating that this is written after his death.
- Condition: nearly complete; marginal postscript on recto; verso is blank.
Extent15.3 X 13.7 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Poll tax , History , To 1500 , Egypt
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