The Craft of the Scribe (3.2)
(5,210 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Egyptian Archival Documents; Letters; New Kingdom Model Letters

Commentary

This extended model letter was probably composed during the early reign of Ramesses II (Dyn. 19, ca. 1279–1213 bce). Its most complete copy occupies a single papyrus, now in the collection of the British Museum (EA 10247); 84 additional copies are known, all shorter or more fragmentary than Papyrus Anastasi I. The letter takes the form of one scribe’s patro…

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Allen, James P., “The Craft of the Scribe (3.2)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_2>



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