The Jedaniah Archive from Elephantime (3.P116)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Aramaic Letters

Commentary

The first identifiably Elephantine Aramaic papyrus was acquired in 1898/99 on the antiquities market by the Egyptologist Wilhelm Spiegelberg for the (now-named) Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire of Strasbourg and published by Julius Euting in 1903 ( COS COSB.3.50). While fragmentary, it reported the nefarious acts of the Khnum priests and foreshadowed the tale of the destruction of the Jewish temple. This was detailed…

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Porten, Bezalel, “The Jedaniah Archive from Elephantime (3.P116)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_P116>



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