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Studies in the Aramaic legal papyri from Elephantine

Yochanan Muffs

Studies in the Aramaic legal papyri from Elephantine

by Yochanan Muffs

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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.,
  • Law -- Egypt -- Elephantine -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.,
  • Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri) -- Egypt -- Elephantine.,
  • Law, Ancient -- Sources.,
  • Jewish law -- History -- Sources.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementby Yochanan Muffs ; with prolegomenon by Baruch A. Levine.
    SeriesStudia et documenta ad iura Orientis antiqui pertinentia -- v. 8, Handbook of Oriental studies -- Section 1, Near and Middle East -- v. 66 = -- Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten -- 66. Bd., Studia et documenta ad jura Orientis antiqui pertinentia -- v. 8., Handbuch der Orientalistik -- 66. Bd.
    ContributionsLevine, Baruch A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKL190 .M84 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxliv, 311 p. ;
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22487915M
    ISBN 109004128689

    His first book, Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine, published in , has been described as a "watershed work." Muffs analyzed legal documents from a colony of Jewish families in fifth century BCE, using comparative evidence from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Jewish and other legal sources to further understanding of life in.   9) Professor Yaron, Reuven, Muffs, Y., Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine (): () 77 Revue Biblique – 10) Professor Yaron, Reuven “ The Middle-Assyrian Laws and the Bible ” () 51 Biblica – (Review-Article of G. Cardasela, Les lois assyriennes ().

    The reference to Sariah of Elephantine is found in Aramaic Papyrus #22 (also called Cowley #22 or C—22) and appears in Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century B.C. Although the language of the documents is Aramaic, A. E. Cowley specifies that the names are in fact Hebrew. 1 Line 4 of C—22 lists the personal name, transliterated śry[h br]t hwś.   The papyrus is written in Aramaic using Hebrew letters, and has been scientifically dated back to BCE. This is the oldest archeological document found to date (outside of the Bible) which proves that Jews celebrated Passover during the period which coincides with the Return to Zion of Ezra and Nehemiah (from the Babylonian exile), and.

    The Elephantine Papyri (aka Cowley Papyri) The Elephantine Papyri is a cache of Aramaic manuscripts discovered in Upper (southern) Egypt in These manuscripts date to as old as BCE, i.e. Egypt’s 26th Dynasty. Among these Aramaic papyrus scrolls are official documents—dealing with marriages, sale of property,File Size: KB. ARAMAIC PAPYRI OF ELEPHANTINE IN ENGLISH In any case, the translator thinks it preferable to classify this undated papyrus with the undated material after the riot at Elephantine, when the Jews are known to have had just such troubles, as those above indicated, before Arsam, rather than to assign to it a still more hazardous position at.


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Author: Yochanan Muffs Long recognized as a brilliant cross-cultural study, Yochanan Muffs’ work analyzes the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine, at the first cataract of the Nile, where a Persian garrison comprised of Jewish soldiers and their families lived throughout most of the 5th century by: Long recognized as a brilliant cross-cultural study, Yochanan Muffs’ work analyzes the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine, at the first cataract of the Nile, where a Persian garrison comprised of Jewish soldiers and their families lived throughout most of the 5th century B.C.E.

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STUDIES IN THE ARAMAIC LEGAL PAPYRI FROM ELEPHANTINE BY YOCHANAN MUFFS with Prolegomenon by Baruch A. Levine BRILL LEIDEN • BOSTON Previous Studies of the Legal Material 3 B.

The Assyriological Approach 12 3. General Subject of This Study: Aramaic Business Law 16 A. Definition of the Topic 16 B. A Problem of Method: Operative.

Genre/Form: Sources Quelle: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Muffs, Yochanan. Studies in the Aramaic legal papyri from Elephantine. Leiden: E.J.

Brill, This important volume contains documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of the Elephantine and Syene (Aswan), which yielded hundreds of papyri in Hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Coptic, spanning a period of years.

Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine [Yochanan Muffs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Yochanan Muffs. ARAMAIC PAPYRI OF ELEPHANTINE IN ENGLISH containing a solid body of text and (2) lists of names (accounts, etc.).

Each subsection is arranged chronologically so far as possible. The reader need scarcely be warned that under the first head he may expect to find a rather heterogeneous collection of material, not official documents only. The Elephantine Papyri in English Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change Second Revised Edition Bezalel Porten With J.

Joel Farber, Cary J. Martin, Günther Vittmann, Leslie S. MacCoull, Sarah Clackson and contributions by Simon Hopkins Ranon Katzoff Society of Biblical Literature AtlantaFile Size: KB. An analysis of the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine.

The author investigates the formative background of these documents through extensive references to cuneiform law, by a Read more. documents, spanning more than 3, years, from the ancient mounds on the island of Elephantine are translated into English here for the first time.

A massive collection of papyri and ostraca, written in many scripts and tongues - including hieratic, demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Coptic and Arabic.

An analysis of the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine. The author investigates the formative background of these documents through extensive references to cuneiform law, by a method he calls "the Assyriological approach". Virtually every aspect of law is covered. (source: Nielsen Book Data).

1 Alejandro F. Botta, The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach (Library of Second Temple Studies London: Clark, ), 1.

2 Bezalel Porten, The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change (Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui Leiden: Brill,   5 See Muffs, Y., Studies in the Aramaic legal Papyri from Elephantine (Leiden, ), ff. 6 The extent of cuneiform legal traditions and their influence covers a large area.

(See previous footnote.)Cited by: 2. The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach (The Library of Second Temple Studies) [Botta, Alejandro F., Grabbe, Lester L.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach (The Library of Second Temple Studies)Cited by: 5. The Elephantine Papyri show conclusively, however, that the Aramaic of Ezra was in use during the fifth century B.C.

Furthermore, these papyri show that the Persians took a genuine interest in the affairs of their subjects and that letters were sent back and forth between subjects and officials of the Persian government when it became necessary.Long recognized as a brilliant cross-cultural study, Yochanan Muffs work analyzes the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine, at the first cataract of the Nile, where a Persian garrison comprised of Jewish soldiers and their .On the island of Elephantine, opposite Aswan and just below the first cataract in Egypt, several hundred Aramaic papyri and ostraca were discovered between and Typically, some of the best finds were made on the antiquities market, and two archives of Jewish families from the fifth century b.c.e.

were acquired by purchase. One was bought in by the American .