Cairo Genizah : Legal document; letter; eschatology

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: text discussing the Messiah and prophethood. Below is a draft of a legal document in which Sitt al-Bayt bat Hillel, widow of Ḥayyā ha-Mumḥe b. Ṣedaqa, gives her symbolic ‘four cubits of land in Ereṣ Israel’ to Ḥasan ʿEli b. Yefet, known as Ḥassān. Verso: fragment of a letter asking for a favour and stating that the writer relies on God and on the recipient for the solution of the matter. The writer mentions his nephew Ibrahim and his sons Ḵalaf and Surūr. </p>

 


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