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Papyrus Harris 500 (1.49)
(1,057 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Love Poems


BM 10060 (HPBM 2, pls. XLI-XLVI). The manuscript is a sort of literary anthology, containing two stories (“The Doomed Prince” and “The Capture of Joppa”), a mortuary song (the “Harper’s Song”) and three groups of love songs.

Papyrus Harris 500 (1.49)

Subject: Cant 2:15; Cant 5:1; 8:2b; Cant 2:5; 5:8; Cant 7:9; Cant 4:12–5:1

(Girl) (Number 4)

My heart is not yet done with your love,

my wolf cub! a 

Your liquor is your lovemaking.1  b 

I will not abandon it


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Fox, Michael V., “Papyrus Harris 500 (1.49)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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