Legal document: T-S NS 297.1

Legal document T-S NS 297.1


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Report of death of a Jewish woman. In Arabic script. The deceased is Fakhriyya bt. Abū l-Faraj b. Bū Saʿīd. Her father, Abū l-Faraj, will inherit her possessions. The document is witnessed and signed by Abū l-Ghamr b. Maʿālī and by Mufaḍḍal b. al-Dayyān al-Maskīl (or perhaps al-Rabbān al-Maskīl as Khan has it). Dated: Wednesday, 11 Jumādā II 697 AH, which is 26 March 1298 CE.

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Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  1. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

  2. The Jewish slaves report the death of Fakriyya, the Jewess, daughter of 'Abūal-Faraj

  3. ibn Bū Sa'īd, the Jew, leaving by way of heirs having a right

  4. to her inheritance her father, the aforementioned 'Abū al-Faraj, on Wednesday, the

  5. eleventh of the month of Jumādā II, in the year six-hundred and ninety-seven.

  6. Praise be to God, the eternal.


Witness clauses

  1. The slave recognizes the validity of that.

  2. Written by Bū al-Ġamr ibn Ma‘ālī,

  3. on its date.

  4. The slave recognizes the validity of that.

  5. Written by al-Mufaḍḍal, son of the Rabbanite al-Maskīl,

  6. on its date.


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