This volume contains A. Cowley’s careful study of facsimiles, texts, papyri, and other materials. Collected in one volume and arranged chronologically, Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century BC contains all legible pre-Christian Aramaic papyri known at the time of publication. It includes letters, legal documents, lists of names, accounts, and literary pieces. Some are complete; others are fragmentary. A large portion are dated and arranged to form a historical sequence. Together, they present a picture of the surroundings—not distorted by the lapse of time or obscured by textual corruption.
“83A blow for a slave, rebuke for a maid, and for all thy servants discipline. A man who” (Page 222)
“53King Esarhaddon is kind as any man (?). Hereafter he will remember me and desire my counsel. Then you” (Page 221)
“4the judges and they imposed an oath on you by the God Ya’u, that you did not defraud me of fish.” (Page 149)
“25and the sacrifice we will offer on the altar of the God Ya’u on your behalf, and we will pray …” (Page 121)
“1To our lord Bigvai, governor of Judaea, your servants Yedoniah and his colleagues the priests …” (Page 120)
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