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The Ananiah Archive (456–402 bce) (3.P168)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Egyptian Aramaic


In the early part of 1893 the American traveler and collector, Charles Edwin Wilbour acquired at Aswan over a dozen Aramaic papyri that went into storage in Brooklyn, New York, after his death in 1896. Upon the demise of his daughter Theodora in 1947, they were bequeathed to the Brooklyn Museum and were published in 1953 by Emil G. Kraeling. Unprofessional attempts to open three of the int…

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Porten, Bezalel, “The Ananiah Archive (456–402 bce) (3.P168)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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