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Grant of Usufruct to Son-in-law (3.62)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic


At the same time that he gave Mibtahiah a bequest of a house plot, Mahseiah extended to her husband lifetime usufruct in that house. Typologically this document is unique among our texts. It was intentionally written on both sides of papyrus sheets cut from the same scroll as the previous document. The date is damaged and the endorsement is missing. …

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Porten, Bezalel, “Grant of Usufruct to Son-in-law (3.62)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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