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Request for Salt (3.87H)
(457 words)

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


Discovered by Charles Clermont-Ganneau in 1908 and published in 1945 by Dupont-Sommer (Clermont-Ganneau 169), this ostracon is concerned with one thing — getting salt for making bread. Elsewhere, we learn that bread itself was dispatched from Elephantine to Syene ( TAD D7.44).

Request for Salt (3.87H)

Subject: Ezra 4:14; 7:22; Dan 2:10–11; 3:25, 29; 4:32, 16; 2 Sam 19:19



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Porten, Bezalel, “Request for Salt (3.87H)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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