By Alejandro F. Botta

This is a examine of the interrelationships among the formulary traditions of the criminal files of the Jewish colony of Elephantine and the felony formulary traditions in their Egyptian opposite numbers.

The felony records of Elephantine were approached in 3 alternative ways to this point: first, evaluating them to the later Aramaic felony culture; moment, as a part of a self-contained method, and extra lately from the perspective of the Assyriological felony culture. in spite of the fact that, there's nonetheless a fourth attainable method, which has lengthy been ignored through students during this box, and that's to check the Elephantine felony records from an Egyptological viewpoint. In looking the Egyptian parallels and antecedents to the Aramaic formulary, Botta hopes to stability the present scholarly point of view, primarily based upon Aramaic and Assyriological comparative studies.

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