Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: Sālim b. Manṣūr al-Ḥalabī calls witnesses concerning an inheritance: Abraham b. Šemarya the judge and Elʿazar b. Hillel from Aleppo testify that Ismaʿīl ʿAzāzī left two brothers behind in Aleppo, one called Asad (who had three children) and the other Hiba (with two children), and that Ismaʿīl was a paternal uncle to the above Sālim b. Manṣūr through his third brother Manṣūr. Hillel b. Mubḥar confirms that Ismaʿīl ʿAzāzī was not married. Dated Kislev 1411 (= 1099 CE) and signed by Isaac b. Samuel, Joseph ha-Kohen b. Ḥalfon and Peraḥya the teacher b. Oraḥ. Verso: document relating to the witness statement on recto: Abū l-Murjā Joseph b. Mevoraḵ (known as Ibn al-Nāqid), Abū l-Ḥasan Aaron b. Yefet al-Iskandarānī and Abū l-Faraj Yešuʿa b. Isaac the dyer stand as surety for between one and a hundred dinars should heirs other than Sālim present themselves. Dated Kislev 1411 (= 1099 CE), written and signed by Hillel b. ʿEli, and signed by ʿAmram b. Abraham and Isaac b. Samuel. Transversely there is another document, in which ʿEli b. Hillel the cantor demands from Moses b. Ephraim two Sicilian headcloths worth 6 and a quarter dinar but Moses refuses any knowledge of this. Signed by Isaac b. Samuel, Solomon b. Nathan he-Ḥaver and Yešuʿa b. Yaḵin. Arabic jottings in the margin. </p>

 


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