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Aramaic Mortuary Texts from Egypt (2.P185)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Mortuary Inscriptions; Aramaic Inscriptions


Achaemenid Egypt has yielded a half-dozen mortuary texts, one offering table and five stelae with Aramaic inscriptions. Their period of discovery spans two and one-quarter centuries (1704–1920’s ce). Three certainly, and the others most likely, were found in the Memphis-Saqqarah area, and today each is housed in a different museum — Louvre in Paris ( COS COSB.2.60 [discovered 1851]), Musées Royaux d’Arts et d’Histo…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Aramaic Mortuary Texts from Egypt (2.P185)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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