Bequest In Contemplation of Death (3.78)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic


Sixteen years after his grant of a life estate of usufruct (COSB.3.75), Anani granted his daughter title to the apartment, but only to take effect upon his death. To reassure her in the interim, the scribe repeated the operative word “gave” eight times, doubled the formulae in both the Pedigree (“bought” and “gave”) and Investiture (“yours” an…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Bequest In Contemplation of Death (3.78)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <>

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