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The Widow’s Plea (3.44)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Hebrew Letters


This text did not come from regular excavations and the question of authenticity arises here as in other such cases. Because there are no irregularities in script or language, I continue to believe (see Bordreuil, Israel, and Pardee 1996 and 1998) that the text is authentic. To believe the opposite requires the hypothesis that the forger was a master e…

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Pardee, Dennis, “The Widow’s Plea (3.44)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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