Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Karaite betrothal deed for Yamān bat David b. Isaiah, of Egypt, and Šela b. ʿAmram al-Qirqisānī, of Tyre. Both the bride and groom are represented by agents. The groom appointed his agent (Solomon b. ʿAdiya b. Manasseh al-Qazzāz, witnessed by Yefet […] Solomon b. Abraham and Samuel b. Moses he-Ḥaver) in Tyre in 1050 CE, and the text of the deed of attorney authorising the agent was incorporated into the deed of the betrothal, and ratified by the Karaite court in Fusṭāṭ (under the jurisdiction of the Karaite nasi David b. Ṣemaḥ). The bride’s agent is Solomon b. Musāfīr (appointment witnessed by Aaron b. Samīḥ ha-Kohen and Ṣedaqa b. Saʿadya). The betrothal took place in 1051 CE, in Fusṭāṭ. Witnessed by Manṣūr b. Mevasser and Samuel b. […].</p>

 


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