Loan of Silver (3.69)
(1,379 words)

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

Commentary

This was the only Aramaic document found intact by Otto Rubensohn in excavation. The otherwise unknown woman Jehoḥen borrowed the small sum of four shekels from the well-known Meshullam son of Zaccur at a 5% monthly interest rate (lines 2–5). If the interest went unpaid in any month it became capitalized and bore interest like the principal (…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Loan of Silver (3.69)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 March 2017



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