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the Dispute Between a Man and his BA (3.146)
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Subject: Addenda


This work was probably written in either the First Intermediate Period or at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. The surviving papyrus — Berlin 3024 — dates to the Middle Kingdom. The beginning of the manuscript — which probably contained a narrative frame in prose similar to those appearing in other compositions belonging to the genre of speculative wisdom literature1 — is lost. The existing text suffers from some lacunae and at times contains obscure passages. This difficult work has g…

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Shupak, Nili, “the Dispute Between a Man and his BA (3.146)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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