Legal document: T-S 12.475

Legal document T-S 12.475


Legal document. In Judaeo-Arabic. Unusual format (written like a letter, with text going up the margins of recto and onto verso). Unusual hand, too (distinctive אל that looks like a curvy ט). This is a deposition made before the judges appointed by David ha-Nasi. Seems to be the settlement of a protracted dispute between ʿOvadya b. Ḥamīd(?) and his father-in-law Yiṣḥaq b. Shelomo, involving ʿOvadya's absence and his wife's property. (Information in part from Goitein's index card.)