Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: draft Karaite deed of release, dated 1029 CE. This document continues for 15 more lines on the verso. Verso: continuation of the document on recto, and a second document written inverted in relation to recto, a draft Karaite betrothal deed, in Arabic script, in which Abū l-Ḥasan Daʾūd b. al-Faraj ʿImrān al-Levi ha-Kohen (i.e. David b. ʿAmram) is betrothed to […] bat Abū l-Faḍl. The bride’s father is her agent, and one of the witnesses to his appointment was Abū l-Ḥasan b. al-Jabāwi. The betrothal took place on Wednesday 15 Av 1344 ‘of the era of Alexander’ (= 1033 CE). Both recto and verso are shown to be drafts by their interlinear corrections and lack of signatures.</p>

 


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