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Dyer had 20 hides here and they fetched him 105 dinars, 31 but he put them in pastarea. And the hide that I left at 32 my house untreated (6µ6), if there is a way (bS6s) ... of the hides of Mar 33 34 35 ... and send it to me here as an untreated (6µ6) hide for. TpdXLVo ... if he sends it he will want it to fetch 10 dinars here. ... the hides KaTdQ orTa. Write to me 36 how many hides reached you with Mar Haggai, and how many you 37 38 39 40 chose as good ones ... because they were small and defective (Kal dTropa).

Kai TrIVOUMv dKOUµmcTd. Some texts add `leaning to the left': it was perhaps present here in line 13, instead of `he washes his hands'. Kal TraLpveLV µapoUXLv. Marouli, lettuce, is found regularly in these fragments of Greek haggadoth from the Genizah, for the karpas, the spring salad of the Passover ritual. Cf. no. 7 2 verso 3; no. 8 1 recto 11. 542; cf. no. 8 1 recto 11. An alternative version, found in some other texts, is `and dips it in vinegar and says'. 16-19 ... 0'EL pLaa T(V 860 KILL TO ...

5 7 recto 5-7) is lacking. 3-5 Resuming the quotation of Deuteronomy 26:8. and with wonders' (makes) two: these are the ten plagues 6 that the Place brought upon the Egyptians in Egypt, and these [are 7 they: blood, frogs, lice, beasts, pestilence, boils, hail, [lo]cust, darkness, and the slaying of the first-born. 8 And he brought us out of there, as it is said: `And us he brought out from there'. ' Rabban Gamalie]l used[to say: Whoever does not say these three words at Passover 2 recto 1 2 has not discharged his obligation: Passover offering, unleavened bread and bitter herb.

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