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Apportionment of Slaves (3.68)
(1,591 words)

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


Just over five years after the brothers Jedaniah and Mahseiah received clear title to the house of their mother’s first husband (COSB.3.67), they decided to divide between them two of Mibtahiah’s four Egyptian slaves. Both were branded with their mother’s name. The present document was drawn up by Mahseiah for his elder brother and he assigned him Pe…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Apportionment of Slaves (3.68)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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