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Instructions Regarding Tunic (3.87J)
(638 words)

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


Discovered in 1925 and published in 1926 by Aimé-Giron, this ostracon is housed in the Cairo Egyptian Museum (Cairo 49624). The attempt to interpret the text as an instruction to Uriah to dedicate a tunic to the Temple is based on both erroneous reading and assumption. Uriah is simply called upon to take it from the Temple and, in somewhat…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Instructions Regarding Tunic (3.87J)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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