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  1. 1

    Legal documentT-S AS 183.121

    Legal document in Arabic script. Mentions Fustat and the ḥikr (ground rent), so might be a transaction involving property. Needs examination.

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    State documentT-S AS 184.18

    Small receipt for the ḥikr (ground rent) payment of Abū ʿAlī al-Ṣāʾigh.

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    State documentT-S K25.240.4

    Tax receipt of some sort, for the poor Jews of Fustat. Very similar to T-S K25.240.6v. T-S K25.240 ff.3–6 comprise one cluster (ḥikr receipts?) and …

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    State documentT-S K25.240.5

    Tax receipt of some sort, for the poor Jews of Fustat. Very similar to T-S K25.240.6v. T-S K25.240 ff.3–6 comprise one cluster (ḥikr receipts?) and …

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    Credit instrument or private receiptT-S NS 340.23

    Official receipt in Arabic. For a physician (al-ḥakīm) possibly named Abū ʿAlī. Seems to be for his rent (ujrat sakn[ih]). May also mentions the ground …

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    List or tableENA 3309.20

    Accounts in Arabic script, Judaeo-Arabic, and Greek/Coptic numerals. Mentions the ground rent (ḥikr) several times.

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    Credit instrument or private receiptT-S AS 184.166

    Receipt of some sort for Sitt al-Ahl bt. […] al-Yahūdiyya for something (ḥikr payment?) for the 1/4 dār al-muntaqal ilayhā min (another?) Sitt al-Ahl bt. …

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    Legal documentENA 2727.13b

    Two or three different documents stuck together. (1) Ketubba. Only a few words from near the beginning are preserved. (2) Draft of a legal document …

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    List or tableT-S AS 177.140

    Accounts. Mentions someone called 'al-ḥikrī,' i.e., the collector of the ḥikr (ground rent) tax (cf. T-S K6.44).

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    Legal documentT-S AS 173.27

    Legal records or drafts in Judaeo-Arabic. Possibly from a court ledger. There are at least two distinct records in at least two distinct hands. (I) …

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    State documentT-S AS 177.154

    Small receipt for payment made by Abū l-Najm on behalf of 'the poor Jews' (ḍuʿafāʾ al-yahūd) for the ground rent (ḥikr) payment for Jumādā I. …

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    State documentT-S AS 177.237

    Receipt, crudely written on a small slip, for a person whose name is given in the first line. It seems for a ḥikr (ground rent) …

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    State documentT-S AS 180.226

    Tax receipt. Layout is that of the usual jizya (capitation tax) receipts, however this is for the ground rent (ḥikr) payment of a group of …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 212.155

    Court record in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi. Fragment (vertical strip from the right side). Probably concerning payments to a divorcee made or …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.240.2

    Administrative note in Arabic script. Unclear exactly how it is related to all the Avraham Maimonides material in this folder. Might be his own handwriting …

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    State documentT-S K25.240.3

    Tax receipt of some sort, for the poor Jews of Fustat. Very similar to T-S K25.240.6v. T-S K25.240 ff.3–6 comprise one cluster (ḥikr receipts?) and …

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    State documentT-S K25.240.6

    Verso. Very small tax receipt, but complete with registrations/mottos/multiple hands. It is "for the poor Jews (ḍuʿafāʾ al-yahūd) in Fustat. The year 615 AH is …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.240.7

    Administrative note in Arabic script. Unclear exactly how it is related to the Avraham Maimonides material in this folder. Might be his handwriting (should be …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.240.9

    Administrative note in Arabic script. Unclear exactly how it is related to all the Avraham Maimonides material in this folder. Might be his own handwriting …

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    List or tableT-S NS 190.12

    Bifolio of accounts. In Judaeo-Arabic. Maybe pertaining to the properties of the qodesh. Mostly has to do with real estate and mentions the ground rent …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.240.10

    Administrative note in Arabic script. Unclear exactly how it is related to all the Avraham Maimonides material in this folder. Might be his own handwriting …

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    State documentT-S NS 327.82

    May be a receipt (? istiqbāl) for rent for government property (=ḥikr / ground rent?) from Yūsuf al-Ṣayrafī (this is tentative, as the end of …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J468

    Digests of legal documents. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe? Document #1: Manṣūr/Elʿazar b. M[...] sells 1/8 of a house for 14 dinars. Specifies …

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    Legal documentYevr. III B 507

    Legal document. Mainly in Judaeo-Arabic. Very long and quite damaged. Involves Shela, his paternal uncle and father-in-law Ḥalfon b. Shelomo, and his deceased wife, who …

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    List or tableT-S 12.42 + T-S 12.109 + T-S 12.157

    Accounts in Arabic script. Unclear if private or state. One entry in the right column of T-S 12.109v refers to the ḥikr (ground rent) in …

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    LetterT-S Ar.52.248

    Verso (original use): ḥikr (ground-rent) receipt in Arabic script for the Jewish community's properties (املاك) in Qaṣr al-Shamʿ (the Fortress of the Lamps) in Fustat. …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. صح لمولاي يحيى اليهودي الرباني
    3. عن حكر املاكهم بقصر الشمع بمصر
    4. سنة ست وخمسمىة
    5. من الورق خمسين درهما
    6. نصف ثمن
    7. يهودا بن اب…

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    State documentT-S NS 297.78

    Possibly a receipt for the ḥikr (ground rent). Dated: 568 AH (=1172/73 CE). Mentions "one dirham" and "Dīwān al-Aḥbās." On verso there is a note …

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    State documentT-S AS 177.521

    Receipt for the ground rent (ḥikr) in Qaṣr al-Shamʿ for the year 4[..] AH (~11th century CE).

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    State documentENA 3907.8

    Receipt of some kind for Ibrāhīm b. [...]. A period of one year is specified. There is a word that looks like "halīlaj" (myrobalan), but …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.240.6

    Recto: Fragment of a legal document in Arabic script.

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    State documentT-S NS 297.271

    Fiscal accounting ledger recording the monthly ground rent (ḥikr) payments for properties in Qaṣr al-Shamʿ made by Manṣūr b. Musallam/Muslim for the years 503 and …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 134

    Letter, probably, or official correspondence, in Arabic script. Mentions the ground tax "al-ḥikr" and "siwā l-mablagh al-taṣarruf". Needs examination. [Or rather likely a legal document …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 2751

    Official document in Arabic script. Certifying that the teacher Gedalya Eliyyahu the Jew will pay (or has paid?) the ground rent (ḥikr) of a certain …

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    1. وصـــــــــــــــــــــــــار
    2. من المعلم جدالية اليهودي حكر القاعة
    3. بحارة اليهود بدرب القرايين
    4. تعلق الواضع اسمه(؟) وذالك عن مدة سنتين 
    5. عام تسعة …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.240.1

    Administrative note in Arabic script. Unclear exactly how it is related to all the Avraham Maimonides material in this folder. Might be his own handwriting …

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    State documentJRL Gaster ar. 308

    Receipt, of ground tax (ḥikr) for a flour mill owned by ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Sammāk in the Jewish neighborhood of Fusṭāṭ. The payee is ʿĀbid(?) Ḥamza(?) …

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    1. وصلـــــــــــــــــــ
    2. من عابد(؟) حمزة(؟) حكر الطاحونة 
    3. بحارة اليهود تعلق وافق
    4. عبد القادر السماك
    5. وذالك عن ١٢٦٧ سنة
    6. ٢٧
    7. فقط لسبعة وعشرين قرش
    8. وا…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 147.27

    Legal fragment in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. The wife of the speaker had given a share in a house to the widow of …

    1. ]הא זוגתי אלמתופאה פלונית נע
    2. ]אלמנת אלשיך אבו עלי חסן אלאמדי
    3. ] כתאב אלמתנה אלדי בידהא מנהא אלדי
    4. אלעש]ר אלאכיר מן אדר שנת אתכח לשטרות
    5. ] אלחכר לאזם לל…

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    Legal documentJRL Gaster ar. 335

    Ottoman-era legal document, in Arabic script. The Jew Musā Naṣīr (or Nuṣayr) pays the ḥikr (ground tax) for his house in the Jewish neighborhood (ḥārat …

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    Credit instrument or private receiptJRL Gaster ar. 263

    Verso: Receipt. In Arabic script. For Ibn Mazhar the Jew. The scribe's name appears at the bottom: Abū l-Majd b. ʿAlī. Dated: 506 AH (or …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم [vacat]
    2. صح دليل بن مزهر اليهودي //عن حكر//
    3. نصف الدورة الذي في سوق الكبير
    4. لسنت ست وخمسمائة [vacat]
    5. [vacat] من الورق اربع…

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    1. In the name of God, the merficul, the compassionate
    2. A valid receipt has been issued for Dalīl b. Mazhar the Jew for ground-rent
    3. on half the co…

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    List or tableT-S NS J292

    Recto: Account of the qodesh. Dating: ca. 1119–20 CE. Accounting written on the verso of a letter addressed to Judge Avraham b. Natan. The accounting …

    TS NS J 292v Gil, Documents, pp. 240 Doc. #42 Accounting of the Qodesh ca. 1119-20 SH [12-2-86] (P)

    1. [ ] נע ען אב וען אלול וען תשרי וען מרחשון
    2. [ ] חר…

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    1. . . . .  of blessed memory, for Av, Elul, Tishri, Marheshwan,

    2.  … nightwatch, and 2 dir. due for Nayrūz, and for nightwatch. Collected from …

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    State documentT-S AS 181.163

    Copy of a receipt of payment for two months of ground rent (ḥikr) in Qasr al-Shamʿ issued to the elder Abū Ḥasan b. Efrayim b. …

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    List or tableT-S NS 306.1b

    List of the houses owned by the Qodesh. Dating: ca. 1160 CE. The beadle Maḥfūẓ presents a list of houses belonging to the qodesh which …

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    1. ثبت
    2. الادر الجارية في احباس اليهود لمساكينهم
    3. من جملتها ما اورده المتولى لجبايتها
    4. وهو ما بين
    5. دار //تعرف// بالريس ابو المنصور قام بما عليه ثلثين…

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    1.  Record 

    2.  of the compounds that are at present foundations of the Jews for their poor 

    3. (3-4) as cited in their entirety and specified by …

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    LetterT-S 8J15.17

    Letter of complaint to Maimonides regarding funds for the Qodesh. Written in the hand of Meʾir b. Hillel b. Ṣadoq Av. The plaintiff asks why …

    1. ביראת שמים ובאמונה פי מא כאן מתוליה לישראל
    2. ושהאדה אלדיינין אלקבועין פי דלך אלוקת מעי עלי דלך
    3. כט רבינו חייא ורבינו יעקב ומן אנצאף מעהם וחס
    4. לכבודו אן …

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    . . . (R. Isaiah ha-Levi was appointed to be in charge of the qōdesh since he excelled in) 

    1. piety and trustworthiness in his administration o…

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    List or tableENA 4011.44

    Account of the qodesh, ca. probably 1158. Fragment of an accounting between the qodesh and, apparently, its partner in the ownership of a compound, known …

    1. ולה ען חכר תמן אלדאר אלדי [
    2. אלמערופה בדאר הבה אלאב[זארי]
    3. אולהא כסלו אתסא ואכר[הא
    4. דרהם סוא אל[
    5. ען שנת א[ ]
    6. ועליה מן בדאיה שנת את[ ]
    7. אלי נהאיה אדר אתס…

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    1. To his credit, for ḥikr of 1/8 of the compound which …

    2.  known as Dār Hiba al-Abzārī, 

    3.  beginning Kislev 1461, ending…

    4. dir. l…

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    Legal documentBL OR 5566B.29

    Lease of an apartment to a parnas as settlement of a debt, AD 1029-1031. The qodesh owes Yaʿaqov b. Mevasser (whom we shall find six …

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    1. [ ]מפני ה[
    2. תקדם[ ]כדמה ללהקדש תכתור מצאלחה וגב[
    3. דכרהא ליעקב בר מבשר הדא בעד אן אעתרף [
    4. שי מן ארבאעהא גיר הדה אלעשרה אלדנאניר [
    5. מע אלפראנסה אבקאהם …

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    1. (1-2) . . . . previously… service to the heqdēsh, will bring many advantages… 

    2. (3-4) mentioned, to the said Jacob b. Mevassēr after havin…

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