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Document of Wifehood (3.76)
(3,029 words)

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


At forty-five lines, this is the longest contract in our collection. Emancipated and adopted seven years earlier (COSB.3.74), Jehoishma was given away not by her father Anani but by her adoptive brother Zaccur, who furnished her with a handsome dowry of 78.125 shekels plus seventeen unevaluated items (lines 4–21). This included a mohar of one karsh p…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Document of Wifehood (3.76)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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