Legal document: T-S NS 320.124

Legal document T-S NS 320.124



Drafts or records of legal documents. In Judaeo-Arabic. In the hand of Hillel b. ʿEli? Dating: The document on recto refers to a period of time beginning in Av 139[.], which corresponds to 1079–88 CE, which means this was written no later than 1088 CE. The lower document on verso is intriguing. Moshe ha-Kohen b. [...] appears before the court. His wife may be the daughter of the late [...]l ha-Levi, whose name is followed by the abbreviation בסנ גדו (meaning בסנהדרין גדולה). He says that they fought about something, then refers to "isolation" or "private quarters" (? maʿzil), and perhaps to his earnings and his house. Then: "...[that] I would/should buy her a female slave..."