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Instructions to Shear Ewe (3.87B)
(957 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Miscellaneous Texts; Aramaic Ostraca


Discovered in the Rubensohn excavations of 1906–1907, published in 1911 by Sachau (plate 63, 1) but properly understood only by Lidzbarski and Perles, this ostracon was made over to the Egyptian Museum, Cairo (JE 43464B). The anonymous writer informed Uriah that it was time for him to shear his big ewe (3–4 years old) lest its wool get torn…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Instructions to Shear Ewe (3.87B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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