XX. GLORIOUS KING FLAVIUS ERVIG
That a Jew who comes from another country into any of the provinces of our kingdom must at once present himself before a bishop, a priest, or a judge, and what shall be done under the circumstances.
If a Jew from another city or province came to any place of our glory [i.e. to our kingdom], he shall present himself to a bishop, priest, or judge of that place. He shall not leave the priest until it becomes apparent from the testimony of ecclesiastical witnesses that: he has abandoned the observance of the Sabbath and the practice of the rites and ceremonies usually observed by members of his sect; and that he did not make use of any of the same while wandering hither and thither nor sought a hiding-place anywhere in which to observe said rites; and that, while at home, he is known to have conferred with Christians of approved faith, partaken of food with them, and participated in the Christian communion; and that, upon such days as his ceremonies were accustomed to be practised, he resorted to the church to received the salutary instructions of the bishops and the priests; and if said Jew asserts that he cannot remain for any length of time, on account of inevitable necessity, or press of business; then a confession of faith, to be signed by him, shall be drawn up by the local priest, and the said Jew shall promise therein that, whenever, upon his journey, he finds any of his sect observing their rites or festivities, he will avoid them. And the said priest shall draw up a letter written with his own hand and directed to those priests in whose jurisdiction said Jew represents that he is about to travel, in order that, all suspicion of fraud being removed, said Jew whether traveling, or remaining in one locality, may not be subjected to religious restraint and discipline. If any Jew should violate this law, authority is given to any bishop or priest of the diocese, as well as to any judge, to punish him with a hundred lashes; nor shall he be permitted to return to his home, unless he is furnished with letters from the bishop or priest of the diocese in which he was unlawfully found. In said letters the number of days shall be especially noted; that is, dating from the time when said Jew made application to the aforesaid bishop, as well as those included in his absence until the day of his return.
(trans. P.S.Scott 1910: 403-404; adapted by M. Szada)