Cairo Genizah : Legal document: betrothal deed; legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: draft of a high-status betrothal between Amā al-ʿAzīz bat Ḥezekiah ha-Nasi b. Solomon b. David and Yefet b. Abraham b. Yašar b. Israel (al-Tustarī), both scions of famous Karaite families. Dated Iyyar 13[...] in Egypt in the time of the Nasi David b. Ṣemaḥ (mid-11th century). Ezra b. Ismāʿīl b. Ezra was appointed to act as the agent of Hezekiah in the marrying off of his daughter. The appointment had to be confirmed by the court in Fusṭāṭ, and the draft of this confirmation document is found on the verso. ʿAzariah b. Ṣāliḥ, Aaron b. Yešuʿa, Aaron b. Yašar, Ḵaṯabya Ibn al-Tabāt b. [...] ([] כתביה בן אלתבאת בן), Sahl b. Saʿadya al-Baḡdādī and Joseph b. Abraham Ibn al-Fāfā are mentioned on the recto or verso as witnesses to the appointment of the agent. Verso: draft confirmation by the Karaite court of the appointment of Ezra b. Ismāʿīl b. Ezra to act as an agent of Ḥezekiah to marry off his daughter.</p>




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