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Report of Imprisonment of Jewish Leaders (3.49)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Aramaic Letters; The Jedaniah Archive From Elephantine


Opening and closing with a pagan Salutation, a private letter (P. Berlin 13456 + Cairo J. 43476 [ TAD A4.4]) from the otherwise unknown Islaḥ, son of Nathan, to an unknown son of Gaddul reported the fateful incarceration of several men in Elephantine and the seizure and imprisonment of six Jewish women and five Jewish leaders …

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Porten, Bezalel, “Report of Imprisonment of Jewish Leaders (3.49)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>

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