Bequest of Apartment to Wife (3.73)
(2,012 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic

Commentary

Anani refurbished the house of ʾpwly which he had bought from the Caspians Bagazushta and Wbyl. Three years after purchase date, the requisite period according to Egyptian law for establishing right to abandoned property, he bestowed a room therein (measuring ×1/3 cubits = 81 square cubits, see note 1 below) upon his wife Tamet, perhaps on the occasion of the birth of their daughter Jehois…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Bequest of Apartment to Wife (3.73)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 March 2017



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