Cairo Genizah : Legal document; letter

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: letter of appointment from 10th-century Tunis, in which the widow of Zechariah b. Othniel and his daughter Farha, acting for her still-minor sons, appoint the widow’s father, Aaron, and his brother Maymūn as their representatives to retrieve whatever possible from the dead man’s estate. Written by Ḵalfūn (כלפון) the cantor b. Isaac the scribe, addressed to a prominent person abroad, and signed by many individuals (a surprising number with the name Maymūn): Isaac the doctor b. Yom […], Abraham b. Samuel, Oṯniel b. Naʿaman, Maymūn b. Nathan, Samuel b. Ḥayyim Kohen, Maymūn b. Isaac, Maymūn b. Ḵal[..], Ḥayyim b. Ḵalfūn Kohen, Ḵalūf b. Maymūn, Jacob Kohen b. Ḵalfūn, Faraḥ b. Samuel, Maymūn b. Abraham, Samuel b. Maymūn, Raḥamīm b. Abraham, Joseph b. Raḥamīm, Mūsā (מושה) b. ʿEli (עילי), Ibrahīm b. ʿIzzūn (עזון), Ḥayyim b. […], Isaac b. Joseph, Raḥamīm b. Moses, and Abraham b. Maymūn. Verso: several lines in Arabic script.</p>


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