Cairo Genizah : Legal document; alchemy

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: bill of gift, in which a house in Qaṣr al-Šamʿ is given by [Isaa]c b. Abraham to his daughter, the wife of Mevasser b. Ḡalib. The house is described as abutting the houses of Abū Yaḥyā (אבו יחיי) the uncircumcised, Yošaʿnaʾ (יושענא) the uncircumcised (both Christians), and Abdah Zerah Šalalʿabʾad (עבדה זרה שללעבאד). Witnessed by [...] b. Ṣemaḥ. Dated 126[.] of the Seleucid Era (= 948-958 CE). Verso: alchemical text mentioning a cooking pot and the following ingredients: lead, arsenic, urine, silver, egg white, salt, and blood.</p>


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