Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 331 Ḳetubah
Call numberHalper 331
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
LanguageHebrew; Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
869 or 870
- The oldest dated Genizah document. A draft of a ḳetubah, in which the writing is interrupted after the date in the seventh line, probably because the day in the month is mistaken: 17 Tishre 1183 (שבת אשר בתשרי [...] אלפא ומאת ותמנ״ן מציון ותלת), Seleucid year (לשתרות). The parchment has been cut off beneath this final line. On the right margin: ברוך ייי הללויה מציון שכון ירושלום (sic!); Verso contains a secondary inscription, added much later, which fits the cut of the discarded parchment. It contains a Midrashic passage in Aramaic about the humility of Adam among the creatures. The term בקא (single flea) appears, which is mentioned but once in Rabbinic literature (Talmud Ḥulin 58b).
- Condition: fragment; incomplete, cropped beneath final line.
Extent14 x 8.8 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
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