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A Life Estate of Usufruct (3.75)
(1,337 words)

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


Written by an unknown scribe, this document was much corrected and bore unique terms and formulae.1 It was the first of three deeds drawn up by Anani for the bequest of room(s) in his house which he was bestowing upon his daughter Jehoishma. This one was in contemplation of her marriage, which was to be recorded in a document of wifehood drawn up three months late…

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Porten, Bezalel, “A Life Estate of Usufruct (3.75)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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