State document: T-S NS 320.45

State document T-S NS 320.45


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Petition submitted to the Fatimid caliph al-Mustanṣir upon his accession in 1036 CE. Requesting that he confirm the appointment of Yosef ha-Kohen, a judge of Alexandria. Goitein writes that the script and style are identical with Halper 354. (Information from Gil, Goitein, and Rustow, Heresy, p. 94 n. 58.) Alternate possibility (from DIMME database): Arabic-script draft of a testimony to be submitted to the government, written by Efrayim b. Shemarya in 1016 CE. On verso there is a legal deed in the hand of Efrayim b. Shemarya in which two partners release Yeshuʿa b. Seʿadel from all claims.

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Moshe Gil, Palestine During the First Muslim Period (634–1099)‎ (in Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1983), vol. 2.

TS NS Box 320, f. 45 verso, ed. M. Gil, Palestine, vol. 2, pp. 575-576, (Doc #315) A Petition to the Muslim Government to recognize the appointment of Yosef ha-Cohen, The Dayan of Alexandria C.T. 5-14-86 (NP)

  1. وفاته وب[عده تولى] يوسف الهارونى [
  2. //رحمه الله// ولم يزل يوسف الهارونى المقام با[
  3. يوشيا راس المثيبة رضى الله عنه وبعد وف[اته[ طو[ل ايام سليمان
  4. الهارونى[
  5. ولما توفى سليمن الهارونى راس المثيبة وكان التصرف [لسليمن بن
  6. يهودا[
  7. الفاسى الباقى الى اليوم ادام الله عزه قلد ليوسف الهارونى [
  8. فى ثغر اﻻسكندرية ناضر فى جميع ما هوه اليه من النضر فى [
  9. فى احكامهم وعقد نكاحاتهم وطلاقاتهم على سنن مذهبهم ونصب حزانين
  10. [٠٠٠فى
  11. كنايسهم ومن يتوﻻ ما بذل //هم// لهم وعزل من يرا عزله منه وعند مخالفة
  12. احدهم له
  13. [ يرجع اﻻمر] اﻻ راس المثيبة الذى نصبه وقلده و[
  14. ٠[ ] ولما سالنا سايل جاز سؤالنا كتب شها[دت]نا بما
  15. [ علم]نا به وكتبنا خطوطنا فى يوم [
  16. اذ ﻻ يجوز ﻻ[حد
  17. اعتزال [


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