Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8 pm EST via ZoomThe more I look into Papyrus Amherst 63, the more fascinating it becomes. It is a collection of Aramaic and Canaanite(?) texts written in Egyptian Demotic Script. They have Israelite, Samaritan, and Babylonian-Aramaic connections. Arguably the document has some connection with the fifth-century Aramaic-speaking Judeans at Elephantine, Egypt as well.
Wandering Arameans in Egypt: New Light on the Samarian and Judean Diaspora Tawny Holm, Penn State University
Professor Holm has been working on a translation of this remarkable text. I believe it is near publication.
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