Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Part of the register of betrothals from the court notebook of the Babylonian congregation in Damascus, dated 6 Nisan 933 CE. The first betrothal recorded is between Samuel b. Abraham the Persian and Ḵayriya bat Ezra; the mohar was fixed at 50 gold pieces. At the time of betrothal Samuel gave her 3 good gold pieces, and he will add 17 gold pieces at the time of marriage, and a further 30 in future. This offer was accepted by Manṣūr b. Isaac, the guardian of Ḵayriya. Witnessed by Muʿammar b. Jacob, Benjamin […], Aaron b. R. […], […] b. Saul, Jacob b. Maymūn, and Abraham ha-šofet. The second record regards the betrothal of […] b. Joseph with Ṯanā bat Furayj ha-Kohen, witnessed by Jacob b. Nathan and Aaron b. ʿEli.</p>

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