Saturday, April 04, 2020

A Passover furlough at Elephantine?

PASSOVER IS COMING: The Passover Papyrus Orders a Religious Furlough for Judean Soldiers (Prof. RabbiTamara Cohn Eskenazi,
The real reason Persia’s King Darius II sent a letter to the governor of Egypt that Judean soldiers in Elephantine should keep the festival of Matzot.
Past Paleojudaica posts involving the Elephantine Passover Papyrus are here, here, and here. And for many other posts on Elephantine Island in Egypt and on the Elephantine Aramaic papyri, start here and follow the links.

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