Legal document: Bodl. MS heb. f 22/43

Legal document Bodl. MS heb. f 22/43


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Recto: (I) The upper text block is the bookseller's accounts, apparently referring to a woman (שפתל?). (II) Record of a deposition regarding donation of parts of a compound. Dating: ca. 1160 CE. In which four people — the writer, Bū Surūr Ibn al-Ṣabbāgh, Faḍāʾil al-Ḥazzān, and Maʿālī Ibn al-Irbilī — testify that Sitt Riyāḍ the wailing woman (al-nāʾiḥa), who owns seven qirats of a compound, donates a third of her part to the Qaraites and a little less than that (7.5 qirats) to the Rabbanites. This is recorded on the left part of a leaf detached from a notebook, apparently belonging to an ʿadl, a "righteous witness," or notary. No signatures. (Information from Gil, Documents, pp. 294 #63.) See also Goitein, Med Soc II, Appendix A, #164. Verso: Further accounts of the bookseller, for Ibn al-Ṣabbāgh and Ibn Sibāʿ

Bodl. MS heb. f 22/43 43 recto

43 recto


Moshe Gil, Documents of the Jewish Pious Foundations from the Cairo Geniza (Leiden: Brill, 1976).

Recto: second text block

  1. שהדת אנא ובוסרור בן אלצבאג
  2. ופצאיל אלחזאן מעאלי בן
  3. אלארבלי עלי סת ריאץ
  4. אלנאיחה ואשהדתנא עלי
  5. [[נפש]] ופסהא אנהא קד
  6. והבה מן //דארהא// דאתה(!) ז קראריט
  7. לקראיין תמן: וללרבאנין ז<
  8. פי אלעשר אלאוסט שהר


Bodl. MS heb. f 22/43 43 verso

43 verso
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