Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 340 Court document
Other related names
- Avraham ben Shemaʻyah, he-Ḥaver., scribe
Call numberHalper 340
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
LanguageJudeo-Arabic; Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
- One interlinear addendum on recto; The document is issued under the auspices of 'David the Nasi'(ben Daniel) (ll. 4-5 including many laudatory titles). See M. Cohen, Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt, Princeton, 1980, pp. 178-212; A document in legal Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic, recording testimony submitted by Sa'adia ben El'azar, accusing his brother Shelaḥ of having removed shared goods from the secret store room, including books in Arabic on medicine, mercury, money and clothes; This is signed by 'Ali ha-kohen ben Yaḥiya, and by Abraham ben Shema'ya, who appears to be the scribe of the document. An index of documents with his signature can be found in Gershon Weiss, Legal documents written by the court clerk Halfon Ben Manasse, dated 1100-1138, a study in the diplomatics of the Cairo Geniza (Thesis (Ph.D.) in Oriental Studies--Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), University of Pennsylvania, 1970, p. iii; Described by Goitein, A Mediterranean Society vol. IV p. 75; The verso is written in a different hand, includes eight well-spaced lines with additional testimony of Sa'adia against Shelaḥ. Signed by R. Peraḥyah ben Joseph, Isaac ha-kohen and the same 'Ali ha-Kohen signed on the recto.
- Condition: nearly complete; losses from left edge; different hands.
Extent18.4 X 13.7 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Court records
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