Papyrus Rylands VI (3.6)
(387 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Egyptian Archival Documents; Contracts; Saīte Demotic Self-Sales into Slavery

Commentary

A cultivator Peftjauawykhonsu, attested in five papyri from El-Hîbeh in Middle Egypt, sells himself into slavery in return for payment and actions performed by the priest Nessematawy “in year 2 when I was dying.”1 Subsequent documents renew the initial contract and record temporary transfers of ownership. The self-sale documents are distinct from most slave…

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Ritner, Robert K., “Papyrus Rylands VI (3.6)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 21 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_6>



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