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Notice of Dispatch of Wood (3.87K)
(442 words)

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


Discovered on November 1, 1979 in the eighth season of the German Institute of Archaeology, this ostracon was published in 1987 by Mohammed Maraqten. Collated at source, it has yielded several new readings. It may be interpreted to mean that the writer has made a donation (ḥntʾ) of as much as 70 pieces of wood for the Temple altar, being sent by boat from Syene.

Notice of Dispatch of Wood (3.87K)

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Porten, Bezalel, “Notice of Dispatch of Wood (3.87K)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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