Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine

Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine

by Yochanan Muffs
     
 
Throughout most of the 5th century B.C.E., a Persian garrison comprising Jewish soldiers and their families lived at Elephantine, at the first cataract of the Nile. This is a reprint of Muffs' 1969 monograph, which analyzes the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri found there. Virtually every aspect of law is examined, including the sale of land, the swearing of

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Throughout most of the 5th century B.C.E., a Persian garrison comprising Jewish soldiers and their families lived at Elephantine, at the first cataract of the Nile. This is a reprint of Muffs' 1969 monograph, which analyzes the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri found there. Virtually every aspect of law is examined, including the sale of land, the swearing of oaths, and the granting of bequests. Levine (emeritus, New York U.) provides background information on Aramaic law in a new introductory essay. Muffs is Emeritus Seminary Professor of Bible Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870682223
Publisher:
KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1973
Series:
Studia Et Documenta Ad Iura Orientis Ant
Pages:
311

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