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Semitic Functionaries in Egypt (3.12)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Egyptian Archival Documents; Accounts


Following the Hyksos Period, occasional appearances of Semitic names on funerary stelae from the Nile valley attest to the Egyptianization of resident Asiatic servants and functionaries. From the Amarna Period, a Berlin stela (14122) depicts a Syrian soldier Trwrʿ drinking beer through a bent straw with the assistance of a servant in the company of his wife, “the hous…

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Ritner, Robert K., “Semitic Functionaries in Egypt (3.12)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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