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I'm not certain but it appears to be some kind of blank agreement with the year not written in on the first line. The first line reads something like this, "With great blessing, sealed on the XXth of Shevat,(blank for year)". It is definitely Jewish from the symbolism and script but is too short to be any kind of ketubah. It is possible that this is some ...


The oldest actual manuscript fragment appears to be the Cairo Genizah scroll fragment (in the Cambridge University Library Genizah collection) studied by Professor Shamma Friedman containing the Bavli's Chullin 101a - 105a. Opinions to the exact date vary, from "at latest 7th century(600's CE)" to Dr. Stephan Reif's estimate of around 750 CE. A picture and ...

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