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The Aramaic Text In Demotic Script (1.99)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Incantations and Rituals


The Aramaic Text in Demotic Script1 is a text written on both sides of a twelve–foot–long papyrus in the Pierpont Morgan Library (Amherst Egyptian 63), originally joined by a few fragments which are now at the University of Michigan (Michigan–Amherst 43b). It was acquired by Lord Amherst of Hackney at the end of the nineteenth century.

The decipherment of the text has been a long and p…

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Steiner, Richard C., “The Aramaic Text In Demotic Script (1.99)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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