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Halper 412 Epistle to Abraham ben Sahlan, Fustat
TitleEpistle to Abraham ben Sahlan, Fustat
- Solomon ben Judah, d. 1051
Call numberHalper 412
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
- The address is on the verso of the part that is in Cambridge, in Arabic characters; The author served as the Gaon of the Yeshiva of Erets Israel between 1025-1051. See Mann ibid. vol. I pp. 75-152. 123 Genizah documents from Solomon have been collected and published by M. Gil: Erets Yiśraʾel ba-teḳufat ha-Muslemit ha-rishonah (534-1099) / Moshe Gil. Tel Aviv : University of Tel Aviv, 1983, v. 2, p. 91-299 (nos. 53-175); Solomon addresses his benefactors in Fustat, involving much financial and political conflict; Among the Fustat leaders, famous in Genizah literature, who have donated to the Yeshivah are Ephraim ha-Ḥaver (ben Shemarya, l. 10) leader of the Erets Israeli community between 1020-1047, the addressee, leader of the Baylonian community until 1030, and "the Minister" David (ha-Levi ben Isaac, l. 11), the Karaite Rais al-Yahud; A biography of the addressee has been sketched by E. Bareqet, Shafrir Mitsraim, 1995 pp. 165-172 (= Fustat on the Nile, Leiden, 1999, pp. 222-233). In the address here he is referred to as Ibn Sunbat. See, in the list of judges assembled by S. D. Goitein, Mediterranean Society vol. II Appendix D, no. 6.
- Condition: losses from top and bottom; verso is blank.
Extent26.6 X 18.2 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Hebrew letters
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