Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Moore, New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin (Brill, open access)

New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin

Series: Studies on Elephantine, Volume: 1

Author: James D. Moore

The famous German excavations between 1906 and 1908 of Elephantine Island in Egypt produced some of the most important Aramaic sources for understanding the history of Judeans and Arameans living in 5th century BCE Egypt under Persian occupation. Unknown to the world, many papyri fragments from those excavations remained uncatalogued in the Berlin Museum. In New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin James D. Moore edits the remaining legible Aramaic fragments, which belong to letters, contracts, and administrative texts.

Copyright Year: 2022

€99.00 / $119.00 Hardback

E-Book (PDF)
Availability: Published
ISBN: 978-90-04-50556-8
Publication Date: 20 May 2022

Availability: Published
ISBN: 978-90-04-50557-5v Publication Date: 19 May 2022

HT the AWOL Blog.

For technological efforts to recover illegible text from Elephantine papyri in Aramaic, Coptic, and other languages, see here and here. I don't know whether this volume has any relation to that project.

For many, many additional PaleoJudaica posts on the Elephantine Papyri and the site of Elephantine, see here and links. Cross-file under Aramaic Watch.

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