Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 379 Copy of a letter to Samuel ha-Nagid
TitleCopy of a letter to Samuel ha-Nagid
Other related names
- Mevorakh ben Natan., scribe
Call numberHalper 379
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
- A woman whose husband is in prison because he was unable to pay the poll tax, asks Samuel ha-Nagid to pay a part of the sum due, to guarantee the rest, and to provide herself and her family "with bread", including for her husband the prisoner; Documents referring to Samuel b. Ḥananyah as the Nagid date between 1141-1159; The hand of this copy is recognized to that of Mevorakh ben Nathan he-Ḥaver, a clerk, judge and scribe in the court of Fustat, between 1150, serving under his father, until 1181, when he served under Maimonides. He appears in the list of judges assembled by S.D. Goitein, A Mediterranean Society vol. II Appendix D, no. 22.
- Condition: damaged, faded; verso is blank.
Extent22.5 X 17.4 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Tax collection , History , To 1500 , Egypt
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