Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 337 Court document
Other related names
- Yefet ben Daṿid, d. 1057., scribe
Call numberHalper 337
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
- Published with introduction and Hebrew translation by Elinoar Bareke: Yehude Mitsrayim / Elinoar Bareket. Yerushalayim : Makhon Ben-Tsevi, 1995, p. 150-153, no. 86; The hand of the scribe who wrote this document is recognized as that of Ephraim ben Shemaryah, one of the judges here. A list of his documents was assembled by E. Bareket: Shafrir Mitsraim / Elinoar Bareket. 1995, p. 257-259. See also, below no. 354; A litigant named Moses, has claimed that his loan to Ṣedaka was guaranteed by Ḥesed the Elder'(possibly Abu Natsr Tustari), and refuses to have a decision ratified in the Gentile courts. Ṣedaka has brought witnesses & ben Isaiah; 'Atiyah ben Moses; Ḥayim ben Moses; The judges are Joseph ben Solomon ha-Kohen (see Bareket, ibid. p. 251) and Ephraim (Ze'īra) ben Shemaryah, who served as the head of the Erets Israeli community of Fustat, in documents between 1020-1047 (see above 336, Bareqet, ibid., pp. 100-121); The latter is signed lengthwise in the margin of the verso, along with Japheth ('the Ḥazzan') ben David, the reader and scribe of the same community, who appears on documents of this same time-span. These two are co-signers on 16 documents, listed by Bareket, ibid, pp. 260-261. Ephraim and Joseph appear together in Cambridge T-S AS 145.308.
- Condition: damaged, along all edges save right; marginalia or marginal continuenda.
Extent17.4 X 16.4 cm
Material applied: black ink (thick reed)
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Court records
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