Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 341 Marriage contract of Ḳarimah daughter of R. Natsr (El'azar)
TitleMarriage contract of Ḳarimah daughter of R. Natsr (El'azar)
Call numberHalper 341
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
LanguageOfficial Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Judeo-Arabic; Hebrew
ca. late 11th cent.
- When combined, the 2 fragments form about three quarters of the document. The date is in the missing, upper right quarter. The description of Karimah's dowry includes a young black (כושיא) slave girl, inherited from her mother; The bridegroom is Joseph ben Solomon. Issued in the court of Joseph ben & the Judge (השופט), the witnesses sign Ḥalfon ben Mevorakh, Judah ben Moses he-Ḥazan and Joseph ben [...]; Verso bears secondary inscriptions on each half, written in the opposite direction of the recto; Left half of verso is a panegyric poem in Hebrew, in Wafir meter, monorhymed ים-. Probably in honor of a donor, as is inferred by the lineלך השר וראש כל הנדיבים; Right half of verso is another poem of the same type, in praise of the Rosh Yeshivah: הלא הוא בחיר ראשי ישיבות. Long and irregular verses, monorhymed בא-. There are many corrections, indicating that this is a draft copy. In both poems verse endings denoted by a colon; There are a number of writing exercises in the margins. One of them is possibly a date אלף תרנ״ז (i.e., 1346).
- Condition: 2 fragments; damaged, torn, faded; folded lengthwise into two unequal halves.
Extent30.5 X 12.7 cm (Halper 341); 12.7 X 17.8 (Halper 348)
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
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