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Offer of Payment for Reconstruction of Temple (Draft) (3.53)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Aramaic Letters; The Jedaniah Archive From Elephantine


The lower, left half of the text is lost and holes affect the reading of several other crucial words. As a draft (Cairo J. 43467 [ TAD A4.10]), the letter omitted the praescriptio but listed in column form the names of the five leaders presenting the petition. Headed by Jedaniah, they were not priests or “Jews, citizens of Elephantine” (COSB.…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Offer of Payment for Reconstruction of Temple (Draft) (3.53)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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