[Court document] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Official notification of coercion
Sheṭar modaʹa
[Cairo, Thurs. Oct. 28, 1609]
1 bifolium. : loss in upper left corner; verso is blank.
Paper 20.6 X 15.2 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: folded widthwise into two equal halves; left rule justified by downward slanting of exceeding word, stretching last character, plus a line; covers most of recto columns: lines: 17 lines, plus signatures (recto).
Elʹazar Furekh.
Court records.
Jewish deeds.
Contracts (Jewish law).
Jewish law.
Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Text break denoted by a two hyphens.
Under the heading בעהד״י.
A Hebrew court document called a Modaʻa in which a landowner declares that an anticipated sale will be done under duress and is thus nullified in advance (Talmud Bava batra 40a).
Here witnesses testify such a declaration by the landowner Jacob Eliakim ben & upon the sale, or rent, of his land to Elʻazar Fureikh, also known as Shukair, who has cohorts in the Gaushiyeh who intend to pressure Jacob to sale at loss.
The witnesses (who probably are also serving as a court) autographs: Jacob Gariani and Isaac ben Benjamin ibn Shushan.
Copied by the same court scribe who copied Halper 371 (dated 1609, on a folio of nearly identical size) and Halper 362 (1626).
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).
Cited in:
Halper, no. 370
IMHM, no. F38400
Yosef Garyani. , Witness
Yitshạḳ ben Binyamin ibn Shushan. , Witness
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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