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Semitic Slaves on a Middle Kingdom Estate (3.11)
(1,238 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Egyptian Archival Documents; Accounts


In active use for about 90 years, this Theban papyrus contains a series of administrative documents concerning servant laborers from the reign of Amenemhet III to that of Sebekhotep III. In the reign of the latter king, two insertions established the woman Senebtisy’s right of ownership to ninety-five household workers, whose names, nicknames, occupations and totals a…

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Ritner, Robert K., “Semitic Slaves on a Middle Kingdom Estate (3.11)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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