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Marzeah Papyrus (4.22)
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Subject: Jer 16:5; Amos 6:7

The two-line inscription on papyrus mentioning a mrzh is of unknown provenance; one of the photographs on which the first publication was based show it in what is purported to be the form in which it was found, that is, folded and sealed by a bulla (Bordreuil and Pardee 1990: pl. VIII 2). As with any unprovenanced object, the plausibility of authenticity must be assessed, but, by their very nature, such considerations may never rule out a modern origin (see Gaβ 2009:86–…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Marzeah Papyrus (4.22)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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