Legal document: T-S 8J4.9

Legal document T-S 8J4.9



Legal document. Court record (draft). This document concerns the settlement of an account between Abū al-Mufaḍḍal Netanel b. Yefet and Abū al-Ḥasan Ṭoviyya b. Avraham ha-Levi. Netanel brought a court-validated document specifying that Ṭoviyya owed him 65 dinars. Ṭoviyya claimed that he sent the amount via the agent Abū al-Faraj to be sold in Tunisia. It is unclear whether the 65 dinars is a partnership account or a debt owed Netanel by Ṭoviyya. However, that the commodities were sent to be sold in Tunisia suggests that Ṭoviyya has a financial interest in the sale. For the full details of this court record and the content of its final form, see T-S 8J4.14, PGPID 2098. (Information from Lieberman, "A Partnership Culture", 177).

T-S 8J4.9 1r



S. D. Goitein, unpublished editions.
  1. אחצר אלי בית דין אלשיך אבו אלמפצל מר ור
  2. נתנאל בר מר יפת שטר
  3. עלי אלשיך אבי אלחסן מר טוביה הלוי בר מר'
  4. ור' אברהם הלוי סט' מבלג מאלה כמסה וסתין
  5. דינ' מחכם אלמעאני פסאל ענה מ טוביה דנן
  6. פקאל הדא אלשטר צחיח ודפעת לה עלי
  7. אלחריר ועביר במבלג [[מא]] //תלתין דינ'// ואכדו מן אלבא
  8. קארורה זבאד //מנין ונצף// אנפדהא בראינא גמיעא מע מ
  9. אלוכיל אלמגרבי אלי ביעהא באלמגרב ויסתופי אלבאקי
  10. אלדי לה ומא פצל לי א תה


Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, "A Partnership Culture: Jewish Economic and Social Life Seen Through the Legal Documents of the Cairo Geniza" (PhD diss., Princeton University, 2007).


  1. The Elder Abū al-Mufaḍḍal (our) tea(cher) and m(aster)
  2. Nathaniel b. Mr. Japheth brought a document to the court
  3. concerning the Elder Abū al-Ḥasan Mr. Tobias ha-Levi b. (our) te(acher)
  4. and m(aster) Abraham ha-Levi (may his) e(nd be) g(ood), the amount of its capital being sixty-five
  5. dinars, precisely specified. He (the court) asked concerning this Mr. Tobias,
  6. and he (Tobias) said, “This document is correct, and I paid him for
  7. the silk and ‘Abīr in an amount worth //thirty din(ars).// They took from the …
  8. a long-necked bottle of butter //two mann and a half.// I sent it all with our knowledge, with M(r.)
  9. the agent al-Maghribī, to sell it in the Maghreb. He received the balance
  10. which he had, and that which reached …

T-S 8J4.9 1v


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T-S 8J4.9 2v

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