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Adoption (3.77)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic


Somehow a document made out to Zaccur, Jehoishma’s adoptive brother, found its way into her archive. He had “given,” together with written contract, a houseborn slave to Uriah, though under what circumstances was not indicated (lines 3–4) and Zaccur’s contract was not found. Uriah then made a fourfold declaration that Jedaniah was to be his son and t…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Adoption (3.77)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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