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On the island of Elephantine, opposite Aswan and just below the first cataract in Egypt, several hundred Aramaic papyri and ostraca were discovered between and Typically, some of the best finds were made on the antiquities market, and two archives of Jewish families from the fifth century b. The Wilbour papyri, now in the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, contain the family archive of the Temple official Ananiah son of Azariah, covering a period of fifty years, namely, two generations — b. The Mond-Cecil papyri are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and together with the Bodleian papyrus constitute the archive of the woman Mibtahiah daughter of Mahseiah, spanning over sixty years and covering three generations — b.

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Login via Institution. Authors: Porten , Farber , Martin and Vittman. This important volume contains documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of Elephantine and Syene Aswan , which yielded hundreds of papyri in hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Coptic, spanning a period of years. The documents include letters and legal contracts from family and other archives, and are thus an invaluable source of knowledge for scholars of varied disciplines such as epistolography, law, society, religion, language and onomastics.

The volume includes seven sections, each containing carefully translated and extensively annotated documents of one language group. Excellent cross-referencing allows the user to trace forerunners and successors. Each section is preceded by an introduction. The Aramaic, Demotic and Greek sections are concluded with a prospography. The book closes with a select topical index. Prices from excl. VAT :. Add to Cart. View PDF Flyer.

Review Quotes ' Porten has once again produced a most useful tool in our understanding of the ancient Egyptian-Hebrew Diaspora, and we are in debt to his impressive work. Smith-Christopher, Journal of Biblical Literature , I wish I had written it.

Many readers will be grateful to have the Greek and especially the Egyptian writings available in a reliable English translation. Grabbe, Society for Old Testament Study , It will be effectively used for various purposes, and it can serve as model for similar enterprises. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement Accessibility. Powered by: PubFactory. Sign in to annotate. Delete Cancel Save. Cancel Save.

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Elephantine Papyri

Login via Institution. Authors: Porten , Farber , Martin and Vittman. This important volume contains documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of Elephantine and Syene Aswan , which yielded hundreds of papyri in hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Coptic, spanning a period of years. The documents include letters and legal contracts from family and other archives, and are thus an invaluable source of knowledge for scholars of varied disciplines such as epistolography, law, society, religion, language and onomastics. The volume includes seven sections, each containing carefully translated and extensively annotated documents of one language group. Excellent cross-referencing allows the user to trace forerunners and successors. Each section is preceded by an introduction.

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The Elephantine Papyri consist of documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of Elephantine and Aswan , which yielded hundreds of papyri in Hieratic and Demotic Egyptian , Aramaic , Koine Greek , Latin and Coptic , spanning a period of years. The documents include letters and legal contracts from family and other archives, and are thus an invaluable source of knowledge for scholars of varied disciplines such as epistolography , law, society, religion, language and onomastics. They are a collection of ancient Jewish manuscripts dating from the 5th century BCE. The dry soil of Upper Egypt preserved the documents.

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