Lachish 5: Thanks and Remarks on the Harvest (3.42D)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Hebrew Letters

Lachish 5: Thanks and Remarks on the Harvest (3.42D)

Salutation (lines 1–2)

May [Yahweh] give my lord the best possible [news at this very time].

Humble Thanks for Correspondence (lines 3–7)

Who is your servant (but) a dog that you should have sent to your servant these letters?1 Your servant (herewith) returns the letters to my lord.

The Grain Harvest (lines 7–10)

May Yahweh allow my lord to witness a good harvest today. Is Ṭobyahu going to send royal grain to your servant?2

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“Lachish 5: Thanks and Remarks on the Harvest (3.42D)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 25 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_42D>



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