Grant of House to Daughter (3.64)
(2,228 words)

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

Commentary

Much as this document is compositionally rife with spelling errors and inconsistencies, it is nonetheless aesthetically structured. The Transfer clauses (lines 2–7) are chiastically arranged with the key word “gave” (yhb) recurring seven times:

a

I gave you the house which Meshullam son of Zaccur son of Ater, Aramean of Syene, gave me

b

and a document he wrote for me about it.

c

And I gave it to Miptahiah …

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Porten, Bezalel, “Grant of House to Daughter (3.64)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_64>



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