New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin


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.

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James D. Moore, Ph.D. (2017, Brandeis University), is Lead Researcher of multiple projects pertaining to Judeans at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He has published widely on ancient Near Eastern history and texts as well as on the Bible.
Abbreviations and Notations
Sigla and Varia for Editions and Translations

Part I: The History of Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine Held in Berlin
Part II: Placing Fragments. Material and Textual Considerations

Texts and Commentary
 1 Texts Perpendicular to the Fibers
 2 Fragments Parallel to Fibers

Appendix 1: Papyri Register
Appendix 2: Paleography
Ancient Sources Cited
All interested in the history of Jews, Judeans, Arameans, Egyptians, and Persians from the middle of the first millennium BCE.