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Cairo Genizah : Legal document: ketubba

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Karaite ketubba for Sarwa bat Ṣedaqa b. Jarīr and Hezekiah b. Benjamin. Dated Friday 26 Ševaṭ, 1339 (= 1028 CE) in Jerusalem. The bride’s agent is Joseph b. Abraham ha-Kohen (appointment witnessed by Mevoraḵ b. David and Jacob b. Faḍlān). Witnessed by Solomon b. David ha-Kohen (who also wrote the document), Joshua b. ʿEli ha-Kohen b. Zīṭā, Nathan ha-Kohen b. Yeḥai, Joshua b. ʿAdiya ha-Kohen, Bišr b. Abraham ha-Levi, Nathan b. Nisan ha-Levi, ʿEli b. Muʿammar al-Šarābī, ʿUmar b. Joshua, Joseph b. Samuel, and Ṣedaqa b. Zechariah. This manuscript is unique in that it is the only known surviving Karaite marriage contract to have been written in Jerusalem.</p>

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