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The Letter of Takuhlina (3.94)
(544 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Letters; Aphek


Relatively few cuneiform documents have so far been recovered from the soil of Israel/Palestine, but excavations continue to turn up more; see Hallo, Origins 161, for a provisional list.1 The site of ancient Aphek, for example, has yielded eight texts and fragments dating to the very end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1200 bce) as the following letter indicates. It originated in Ugarit and was destined for the Egyptian v…

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Hallo, William W., “The Letter of Takuhlina (3.94)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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