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Testamentary Manumission (3.74)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic


In a document drawn up in contemplation of death, at least twenty-two years after Tamet’s marriage to Anani, her master Meshullam manumitted wife and daughter Jehoishma upon his death. The contract was designated on the endorsement “document of withdrawal” (line 18) and its format was that of the conveyance, freedom here being the commodity co…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Testamentary Manumission (3.74)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>

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