Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Acknowledgment of a debt of 100 dinars contracted by Yahūdā b. Isrāʾīl b. Ephraim known as Ibn Abī Kaṯīr, the Jewish merchant, with Abī Kaṯīr Ephraim b. Yūsuf b. Ephraim ‘the Jew’. The debt must be paid by 6 years from the beginning of the month of Šawwāl 512 AH (= 1118 CE), i.e. by the end of the month of Ramaḍān 518 (= 1124 CE). The document describes in great detail the features and boundaries of a small house in Fusṭāṭ that is pledged as security for the debt.</p>

 


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