Cairo Genizah : Legal document; poetry

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: legal deed in which Sitt al-Ṯana bat […] ha-Kohen 'Sixth in the Academy' gives a house to Ḥalfon b. Manasseh ha-Kohen (probably a Karaite, for the qinyan term used is ביד ליד בא[מרי] סיני ובחוקות חורב as common among the Karaites). Signed by Elijah b. ʿEli he-Ḥaver, Hillel ha-Kohen b. Šabbat, and Faḍāʾil ha-Levi b. Ḥalfon. Although from the 12th century (from the names of the signatories), this is apparently not the famous scribe Ḥalfon b. Manasseh ha-Levi, as he was not a Kohen. Verso: poem, possibly a dirge, with some corrections and deletions.</p>


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