Credit instrument or private receipt: T-S K25.240.12

Credit instrument or private receipt T-S K25.240.12



Verso: Autograph order in the hand of Avraham Maimonides. Abū l-Majd is to send to al-Shaykh al-Thiqa quickly ('and by any stratagem') the payment of 35 dirhams, the remaining balance due for the capitation tax of the poor(?) for the Muslim year 614 (ended March 29, 1218) to the diwan of the Sultan. T-S K25.240 consists of small written orders, partly in Hebrew and partly in Arabic script, for monthly payments, made out of the rent-revenue from the pious foundation (waqf) 'Compound of the Poor' or from the pious foundation made by the physician al-Muhadhdhab. All dated orders are from spring and summer, 1218. (Information from Mediterranean Society, II, pp. 420-421, App. A 48-92; pp. 449-450, App. B 39b [dated 1210-1225]; Cohen, Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt, pp. 218-220)

النصوص المفرّغة

Mark Cohen, unpublished editions‎ (in Judaeo-Arabic).


  1. ב
  2. אלשיך אלחזן אלאגל אבו אלמגד שצ` יוצל ללשיך
  3. אלאגל אלתקה שצ` מן גהה אלרבע כמסה ותלאתין
  4. דרהמא ען תגליק בקיה מא בקי עלי אלקאדרי
  5. לדיואן אלסלטאן אלדי צמנה בראי אלגמאעה
  6. ויעגל בדלך עלי כל וגה ובכל חילה פטלב
  7. אלדיואן מ[א] פיה חילה ושלו[ם]