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The Turin Judicial Papyrus (3.8)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Egyptian Archival Documents; Courtcases


At an undetermined point in the thirty-two year reign of Ramses III, a harem conspiracy led by a minor queen Tiye attempted to overthrow the king in favor of her son, prince Pentawere. The relative success of the plot is unclear. Pentawere was likely proclaimed ruler by this faction, since it is euphemistically noted that he was “called by that other name” (col. v.7…

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Ritner, Robert K., “The Turin Judicial Papyrus (3.8)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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