Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: legal document in which Nuḥaym b. Maymūn and Ḵulayf b. Furaḥ Zibrij present themselves to court in the week after the death of Surūra, daughter of Nuḥaym and wife of Ḵulayf. Surūra’s sister, Sitt al-Dār, had previously been engaged to Ḵulayf b. Yešuʿa, and should now marry Ḵulayf b. Furaḥ in her sister’s place. The document includes testimonies by the cantor Sahl b. Moses, Naḥmān b. Ṣedaqa, Sarī b. Ḥayyim the teacher, Azhar b. Simeon, Mevasser b. Naḥum and others. Dated Sivan (4)802 of the Era of Creation (= 1042 CE). Verso: Joseph b. Sulaymān and Sahl b. Mūsā testify again, this time in Arabic script, on the conditionality of the betrothal, witnessed by Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. Ḥamdūn. </p>

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