Legal document: T-S K25.240.17

Legal document T-S K25.240.17


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Verso: Autograph order in the hand of Avraham Maimonides. The cantor Abū l-Majd is to give 5 dirhams to a certain Kohen, apparently as reimbursement for what was paid to the blind cantor. The next word has been transcribed as תספיר (bookbinding?) and a previous description said that the 5 dirhams were for travel (ספר) expenses, but it's not clear this word has been read correctly. 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.)

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[unknown source]‎ (in Judaeo-Arabic).
  1.             ב
  2.  אלשיך אלחזן אבו אלמגד שצ`
  3.  יוצל ללכהן שצ` [[ען]] כמסה דרהם
  4.  דפעה ללחזן עלאעמי תספיר
  5.                  ושלום

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