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  1. 1

    Legal documentT-S AS 149.9

    Fragment of a will, dividing up a store. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

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    ‏ ] היה נצפין באלסויה [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 184.57

    Will in which a woman is donating a house for religious and charitable purposes while she stayed in an apartment she had acquired. Written by …

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    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 320.23

    Will in which irdabbs of wheat were assigned to the heqdesh (pious trust) and another purpose. (Information from Mediterranean Society, V, p. 543)

    ‏ . . . .]. . .מא לה[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ וא.יר ודכר אן ענדה הא[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 321.8

    Beginning of a will (in the handwriting of Hillel b. Eli) of Hillel known as Sahib b. al-Sukkari b. Menashshe ha-Kohen. Made on 27 Kislev …

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  5. 5

    Legal documentENA 3126.5

    Legal document. Probably a bill of release connected to a will. The deceased is Moshe b. Yefet, and he left behind a minor son Hibatallāh. …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5542.5

    Will of Yaʿaqov b. Dunash b. Yehuda Resh Sidra, dealing mainly with expenses for his burial in Jerusalem. He appoints his brother-in-law Natan b. Shelomo …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5554A.49

    Legal. The will of Shela b. Yefet known as Ibn al-Sukkari. No date is preserved, but it mentions the Rayyis Mevorakh. It mentions an orphan …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 153.387

    Minute fragment, most likely from a deathbed declaration. AA

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    Legal documentT-S NS 312.68

    Fragment of a will in which a gift is given to Abu al-Faraj, the brother, and to Abu Sa'd, of a part of a house …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J6.14

    Recto contains the top part of a testament made about two weeks earlier (on 8 May 1241), written in the same hand. Abū al-Fakhr al-Jabbān …

    ‏ נקול אנו חתומי מטה שהדותא דהות באינפאנא אן למא כאן יום ‎ 1
    ‏ אלארבעה אלסאדס ואלעשרין מן חדש אייר שנת אלפא וחמש מאה ‎ 2
    ‏ וחמשין ו…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J7.7

    Will of Na’ima bt. Yaʿaqov stating that one-half of a house with a store in Malij that she bought from her son for six dinars, …

    ‏ צוואת נאעמה בת יעקוב בעיר מליג ‎
    ‏ משהיה (!) בפנינו אנו העדים החתומים למטה בשטר הזה כן ‎ 1
    ‏ ה…

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.25

    Copy of a will of Mahara bat Avraham ha-Kohen that had been made and dated in Alexandria in January 1143, issued at the request of …

    ‏ חצר אלינא מר ור אבו סעיד ביר משה נע ואלתמס מנא נסכה וציה כאלתה מהרה ‎ 1
    ‏ ברת אברהם הכהן נע אד לה פיהא זכות יצל אליה וה…

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.4

    Magnificent Hebrew will in which a rich man gives his second wife and the mother of three of his children 200 dinars if she does …

    ‏ מעשה שנכנסנו אנחנו העדים החתומים למטה באחד בשבת בשמונה עשר ירח ‎ 1
    ‏ מרחשון שנ…

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    Legal documentENA NS 17.21

    Will of Moshe b. Adiyya who declares that his wife did not owe him anything, but that not all she was owed in her marriage …

    ‏ מעשה שהיה לפנ[י]נו אנו העדים החותמים עדותינו ‎ 1
    ‏ מטה בכתב הזה …

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    Legal documentENA 4010.39

    Left lower corner of a will from Fustat. The elder daughter is in charge of the partitioning of the house. The dying man says that …

    ‏ ] מן יטלבהא ומן יענתהא או יחאכמהא או יחלפהא ‎ 1
    ‏ ]יד דינאר תנצרף פי נואיבי ומא בקי יצדקבה בראי ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 325.8

    Statement originally accompanying a will belonging to Abu al-Baqa. The will has not been found, but from this document it is clear that it comprised …

    ‏ אלדי ללשיך אבו אלבקא אלמוצי ענד ‎ 1
    ‏ אלנאס מן גמלתהם ענד בהא בן אלשיך ‎ 2
    ‏ מפצל אלכ…

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J62

    Fragment of a will, written by Ḥalfon b. Menashshe, in which the donor, an old man being in good health, specifies the legacies made by …

    ‏ ] שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתחתא כן הוה חצרנא ענד אלשיך [ ‎ 1
    ‏ ] אעלמו אנני שיך כביר טאען פי אלסן ומא אעלם מא [ ‎ 2
    ‏ ] לאנני לא אמן אלופאה בגתה ואכלץ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J36.10

    Margins of recto and verso: Will, presumably a draft, concerning gold for a man's daughter Karīma. Mentions various other family members, such as her maternal …


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    ‏ אלדי יוצי בה . איס לאבנתה כרימה דלך גמיע מא הו מודע ענד כאלתהא מן דהב . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ וגמיע מא ענד [[. .]]//אכ…

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    Legal documentT-S 8.104

    Abu al-Munajja Shelomo b. Saadya leaves to each of his three minor daughters 100 dinars for their bridal outfits. He arranges to have his two …

    ‏ אמר אלשיך אבו אלמנגא כגק מור שלמה בר מור סעדיה נע ‎ 1
    ‏ אן [[אלאבנ]] אלג בנאת[[ה]] אלדון אלבלאג אלתי אסמאהן ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8.15

    Middle fragment of the will of a physician, mentioning 1/8 share of a house held by him in partnership with a Muslim named Ahmad, as …

    ‏ ]ענדה מאיה ותמאנין דינאר מצר כאן קד או[. . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ ].ב וביתה לא יוכד מנה שי מנהא בעד מותי ותוצלו בה א.[…

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 6541

    Will, fragment. Preserves the middle part of the last 5 lines. In Judaeo-Arabic with some Hebrew and Aramaic. Dating: The hand looks late, probably no …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 4760.2

    Perhaps a will ("this is my waṣiyya that my own hand wrote. . ."). Mentions the date: Tevet 1472 Seleucid, which is (if this this …

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    Legal documentPER H 22

    Deathbed will. in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Signed by Ḥalfon b. Menashshe and Natan ha-Kohen b. Shelomo. Location: Fustat. Dated: First third of …

    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתחתא כן הוה חצר אלינא מן סאלנא אלדכול עלי מרו"ר יהושע המכונה אבו אלחסן ‎ 1
    ‏ בר מרו"ר שמואל הזק…

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    Legal documentPER H 90

    Deathbed will. In Judaeo-Arabic. Location: Minyat Ashna. Dated: Monday, last decade of Shevaṭ 1461 Seleucid, which is January 1150 CE, under the authority of the …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 148.18

    Fragment of a will of the teacher Sittuna bat Avraham the parnas. She leaves a property to the son of her sister's daughter, who will …

    ‏ אלמעלמה ‎ 1
    ‏ סתונה בת אברהם הפרנס נ[ ‎ 2
    ‏ אכת אלמעלם והב ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.24.137.4

    Leaf from a court ledger. On verso, written at 90 degrees to the other text blocks: Draft of the deathbed will of Abū l-Ḥasan. Dating: …

    ‏ אל]די אוצא בה אלש אבו אלחסן אן ידפע ללרייס בו אלנגס ה דנא ‎ 1
    ‏ ולולדה אבו אלנבא ב אלנזר א ולבשר //בן בו אלפצל// ידיע בן אל…

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    LetterHalper 396

    Letter from an unidentified person connected to Ibn ʿAwkal, ca. 1030. The letter is illegible in many places. Discusses the will of one of the …

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    List or tableT-S NS 225.28

    ourt recorde. Abu al-Faraj al-Jubayli b. Menashshe Halevi the elder, the Head of the Congregation passed away without leaving anything to his son Abu 'Ali …

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    Legal documentT-S 8.143

    Text of a will, Fustat, 1250, as well as a draft of a letter to Abu l-Ḥasan, a judge in Bilbays. At the top of …

    ‏ נקול נחן אלשהוד אלואצעין כטוטנא אכר הדא אלמסטור אנ[א] ‎ 1
    ‏ למא כאן יום אלארבעה אלראבע מחדש אלול שנת אלפא וחמיש ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentENA NS 44.31 + ENA 3765.7

    Guardianship document from the court of Daniel b. Azarya, Jerusalem. An unknown person b. Ezra appoints Ishaq b. Abraham to be the guardian and get …

    ‏ בחד בשובה עשרין וארבעה יומי בכסליו שתא [ בירושלים] ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 20.99

    Will of a notable, dividing his landed property, his flocks of sheep and all the orchards possessed or leased by him between his brother and …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . .]. .מ[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . .]. . .קא. . .[. . . . . . . . …

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    Legal documentT-S 12.646

    Verso: Fragment of a detailed report about the colors and development of crops, as part of a will. Relevant to Karaite law for intercalculating a …

    ‏ ] . . . . ם אב[ . . . . . ] . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ ] . ן ת…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/12

    Fragment of a will in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe (dated to between 1127 and 1139) in which a man on his deathbed, after …

    ‏ אלי דלך אד כאנת תברעת באן תנפק עליה מן ענדהא אלי . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ גמיע אהלי ואקרבאי והי אלוצייה לי עליה מן בעדי . .מ. . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ פי מא יפעלאה …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,66.1

    Deathbed will. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Dated: 29 Kislev 1448 Seleucid, which is 1136/37 CE. The testator mentions his niece (brother's daughter) …

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    Legal documentAIU III.D.5

    Legal query in Judaeo-Arabic addressed to "sayyidnā al-shelishi" regarding a man who died and left his entire estate to one of his two cousins, but …

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    Legal documentENA NS 68.9

    Fragment of a will. Mentions 20 silvers. Last two lines mention that the testator is in sound health "la ʿilla wa-lā suqm wa-lā ḥāl yalzimuhu …

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    Legal documentPER H 89

    Will of a pregnant woman. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Location: New Cairo. Dated: Tishrei 1449 Seleucid, which is 1137 CE. Testator: Sitt …

    ‏ אלדי נעלמה אנו חתומי מטה ונחקה ונשהד בה אננא חצרנא ענד אלשיך אבו אלפרג מרו"ר ישועה הזקן ‎ 1
    ‏ בר מרו"ר יהודה הזקן הנכבד נע דידיע …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J284

    Will. In the hand of Hillel b. ʿEli. "No wailing women; and of garments in which I shall be buried, no more than these: two …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. b 13/46

    Deathbed will of a notable, dividing his landed property, his flocks of sheep and all the orchards possessed or leased by him between his brother …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.4.5

    Will of Wuhsha, the broker, detailing various items and sums of money willed to relatives and charitable and religious purposes; appointment and provisions for a …


    ‎The Will of Wuhsha
    ‏ עיון מא וצתה בה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלוחשה אלדלאלה ‎ 2…

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    Legal documentT-S 12.646

    Recto: Fragment of a Karaite will by a mother of two girls, before delivering another child, in particular with regard to her valuable jewelry. The …

    ‏ .ד]רכמונים עם ש[ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] ובהם [ ‎ 1
    ‏ הדרכמונים שצוית…

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    Legal documentT-S NS J347

    Will of a wealthy man in favor of his wife, concerning twenty-seven assets and liabilities. Dated: 1431 Seleucid, which is 1219/20 CE. (F. Niessen and …

    ‏ דחת]מין לתתא סוף צואה דא כן הוה בחמשה בשבה ‎ 1
    ‏ שנת אלפא וחמש] מאה …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. a 2/9

    Will of a silk-weaver named Abū l-Faḍl b. Barakāt Ibn al-Maqdisī, dividing his house, workshop, and other belongings to his four sons. In the hand …

    ‏ למא כאן פי יום אלארבעא אלכאמס עשר מחדש כסליו שנת אלפא וחמש מאה ‎ 1
    ‏ לשטרות בפסטאט מצרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותב…

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.51.53

    Recto: Legal document in Judaeo-Arabic, which partly consists of a deathbed will. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi. Location: Fustat. Dated: Wednesday, 24 …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J3.3

    Deathbed will of a rich woman, made during the absence of her husband. Location: Fustat. Dated: Wednesday, 26 Iyyar 1454 Seleucid, which is 13 April …

    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתתא סוף צואה דא כן היה פי ‎ 1
    ‏ יום אלארבעא …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/17

    Will, in which the testator grants a lot of valuable property to various people in his family, including a kānūn sharābiyya (a syrup-maker's brazier?) and …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J22.2

    Legal document. Deathbed will of the wife of a scholar, ca. probably 1151. A personal record of an anonymous writer, apparently a member of the …


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    ‏ דכלת יום אלסבת אלכאמס עשר פי ‎ 1
    ‏ סיון מע אלנזר ר נתן בר שמואל החבר ‎ 2
    ‏ נע ומעי רבי יהודה ה…

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    Legal documentT-S 10J7.10

    Copy of the will of Khulla bt. Shabbat in which she lists her assets (three different dārs held in partnership with her two sisters and …

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    Legal documentT-S 16.150

    Recto: Legal document. Abū Manṣūr Ḥayyim b. Sahlawayh appoints Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb b. Shaʿyā, known as Ibn Tawwazī, to investigate accounts relating to the estate …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J357

    Upper part of a will in a hand that resembles that of ʿImmanuʾel b. Yeḥiʾel (active ca. 1231–65), in which the husband of Sutayt bt. …

    ‏ שכיב מרע ואוצא במחצרנא וקאל אשהדו ע[לי ‎ 1
    ‏ אנני געלת זוגתי סתית ברת נדיב סט נאמנת פי ‎ 2
    ‏ אסתיפא חקוקהא אלדי עלי מן שטר…

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