Besides a get (written explicitly in the Torah Deuteronomy 24:1) & a shtar kiddushin (learned from a get via a hekesh Kiddushin 5a)- are there other shtaros that exist on a d'oraisa level, and if so which ones?

(minority opinions also welcome- ie Rabbeinu Tam/ Ri are of the opinion that a ketubah is d'oraisa Tos' Ketubot 10a)

  • IINM they don't think the Ketubbah document is Deorayta, just the monetary obligation
    – Double AA
    May 29, 2019 at 10:42
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    What Shtar is not valid Deorayta? Halvah, Tenayim, you name it. All work biblically, or else collecting with them would be stealing. You seek examples of something that is ubiquitous. If you have some reason to think what you seek is somewhat unique or limited, please edit it into the question.
    – Double AA
    May 29, 2019 at 10:43

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Not including the ones mentioned in the OP, the documents for buying any of the following are d’Oraisa:

  • Great answer thanks! Do you if there are any other or is this primarily it?
    – alicht
    May 29, 2019 at 18:54
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    @alicht I'm sure there are others, but this is probably most of them. I knew most of the potential answers to your question would be scattered throughout האשה נקנית, so it wasn't too difficult to track this down. Another place to look is the second half of שנים אוחזין in Bava Metzia, where all sorts of documents are mentioned. I don't recall any Gemaras there which quote any pesukim to justify their existence. Hard to tell whether they're d'Oraisa and those Gemaras just aren't addressing that, or if they're d'Rabbanan or communally accepted as binding (minhag hamakom or dina d'malchusa).
    – DonielF
    May 29, 2019 at 18:57
  • Right- your answer has ones that are explicitly learned, but surprised there's no list online about those that are/aren't
    – alicht
    May 29, 2019 at 19:02

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