Legal document: T-S NS J74

Legal document T-S NS J74



Legal document. This fragment describes a partnership in a dyeing business between Efrayim b. Yaaqov al-Mawṣilī and Abraham b. Hiba al-Dimashqī. Efrayim, the owner of the shop, invests slightly more capital (nineteen dinars to Avraham’s seventeen dinars and five qirāṭs). Abraham is to manage the shop, and he is granted one dirham each day from partnership funds for his maintenance/ Efrayim seems to be granted a similar amount. Profits and losses are to be divided equally, though rental income from the shop itself goes to Efrayim, as he is the owner of the shop. (Information from Lieberman, "A Partnership Culture," 66)

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Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, "A Partnership Culture: Jewish Economic and Social Life Seen Through the Legal Documents of the Cairo Geniza" (PhD diss., Princeton University, 2007).


  1. Ephraim b. Jacob known as
  2. al-Mawṣilī, and Abraham b. Hiba al-Dimashqī came
  3. and contracted a partnership (shirka) in //a shop// for dyeing.
  4. This Ibrahīm received nineteen weighed gold dinars
  5. from this Ephraim. The term
  6. of the partnership (shirka) was a year. This Abraham weighed out
  7. seventeen dinars and five qirāṭs.
  8. The total was to be held in the possession of this Abraham, except for
  9. that which the shop (itself) brought in, since it is Ephraim’s
  10. separate from this Ibrahīm. It was
  11. nine …


  1. For Abraham’s maintenance, a dirham each day
  2. from the middle, whatever Ephraim does not take.
  3. Whatever there is in terms of profit of loss
  4. will be between them equally

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