Legal document: T-S K25.240.42

Legal document T-S K25.240.42


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Autograph order in the hand of Avraham Maimonides. It seems that somebody submitted an account of liabilities (ḥujaj), apparently to be paid to the supervisor of inheritances (nāẓir al-mawārīth) in New Cairo, in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals to Avraham Maimonides. Avraham then wrote "the total: 27" and instructed Abū l-Majd to pay it from the rent of the compound. Cf. T-S K25.240.41. 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)