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[Court document (draft)] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Court record book
Litigation settlement
Publication:
[Fustat, 1127-1138?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : connected to edge of another folio, as if bifolium from court codex; damaged, faded, losses at bottom, torn.
Paper 19 X 12.9 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 25 extant.
Subjects:
Turfa bat ʹAmram -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Shabetai ben Yosef, he-Ḥazan -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Naʹim.
Court records.
Actions and defenses.
Jewish law.
Language:
Judeo-Arabic. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Written on both sides; diagonal scratch marks, signifying invalidation of the document.
A Judeo-Arabic draft from the record book of the Court of Matsliaḥ ha-Kohen Gaʾon, (l. 1: בית דין הגדול של אדוננו מצליח הכהן ראש [...]ע) who served in this capacity between 1127-1138.
The hand is recognized as that of the court scribe Ḥalfon ha-Levi ben Menashe. Over 250 such documents have been collected by Gershon Weiss, Legal documents written by the court clerk Halfon Ben Manasse, dated 1100-1138, a study in the diplomatics of the Cairo Geniza (Thesis (Ph.D.) in Oriental Studies--Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), University of Pennsylvania, 1970.
The draft records in Judeo-Arabic, a litigation settlement between Shabetai ha-Ḥazzan ben Joseph and his wife, Turfa daughter of ʹAmram. The object of the litigation includes clothes, house wares and a slave girl named Naʻim.
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).
Adler.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 342
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Matsliaḥ, ha-Kohen, 12th cent.
Halfon ben Manasse, fl. 1100-1138. , Scribe
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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