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[Court document] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Contract
Collected liturgical poems.
Publication:
[Orient, 12th century-13th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : fragment, damaged, losses from top; folded widthwise at least three times; Hebrew on verso in different hand.
Paper 19.7 X 18.4 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: lines:.
Subjects:
Contracts (Jewish law)
Jewish law.
Court records.
Jewish reliigous poetry, Hebrew.
Piyuṭim.
Language:
Judeo-Arabic, Aramaic, and Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-square.
Notes:
In the Hebrew poetic inscription on the verso, verse endings denoted by a punctus; each strophe begins a new paragraph.
A contract in Judeo-Arabic, ending in legal Aramaic. It is signed by Moses ben Aaron ha-kohen. He is also signed as a judge in a court document in Cambridge TS J16.11. The witnesses signed are ʻEli ha-kohen and Sulayman ben Yeshuah.
Under the signatures, beneath the bottom fold, is postscript, declaring that ʻAli Abul'Farj will submit this document to Joseph ben Abul'Farj. Followed by the signature of the scribe Jeḥiel ben Judah.
On the verso, written by a different hand, is a fragment from a collection of piyyuṭim.
Judah ha-Levi's שובי נפשי למנוחיך..יקרה מיקר יוצרך לקוחה (in the Diṿan / Yehudah ben Shemuʾel, ha-Leṿi ; Heinrich Brody [ed.]. Berlin : Ḥevrat Meḳitse nirdamin, 1910- , vol. III, no. 17, pp. 35-36), the fragment starts in the fifth verse.
Under the heading בסיט, Solomon ibn Gabirol's ששוני רב בך שוכן מעוני (in D. Yarden's: Shire ha-ḳodseh le-Ibn Gavirol / Dov Yarden [ed.]. Jerusalem : 1986, vol. II, p 471-472).
In the 7th line from the bottom, a unknown poem, possibly a reshut, that starts שבחך עלי לבי הק[...]ם. Six verses rhymed קים-. The acrostic signature reads שמואל לוי.
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. 356
IMHM, no. F34800
Contributor:
Mosheh ben Aharon, ha-Kohen.
Eli, ha-Kohen. , Witness
Suliman ben Yeshuʹa. , Witness
Judah, ha-Levi, active 12th century.
Yeḥiʾel ben Yehudah. , Scribe
Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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