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Grant of House to Daughter (3.64)
(2,228 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic


Much as this document is compositionally rife with spelling errors and inconsistencies, it is nonetheless aesthetically structured. The Transfer clauses (lines 2–7) are chiastically arranged with the key word “gave” (yhb) recurring seven times:


I gave you the house which Meshullam son of Zaccur son of Ater, Aramean of Syene, gave me


and a document he wrote for me about it.


And I gave it to Miptahiah in exch…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Grant of House to Daughter (3.64)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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