Download PDF by Dr Yochanan Muffs Dr, Dr Baruch a Levine: Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine

By Dr Yochanan Muffs Dr, Dr Baruch a Levine

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Lengthy well-known as a super cross-cultural learn, Yochanan Muffs paintings analyzes the criminal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine, on the first cataract of the Nile, the place a Persian garrison created from Jewish squaddies and their households lived all through many of the fifth century B.C.E. those records are of remarkable value for the learn of historical close to japanese legislations, and Muffs has investigated their formative history via wide references to cuneiform legislations, through a mode he calls the Assyriological technique . nearly each element of law-sale of land, marriage and kin legislation, loans and credits, the taking of oaths, and the granting of bequests is studied in nice intensity and with strange readability. Muffs paintings has loved renewed curiosity within the gentle of more moderen discoveries of Aramaic felony records from later classes, as within the Judean Desert."

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This inquiry would be greatly advanced if more Aramaic legal, and official texts of the early periods come to light, and, alternatively, if more Punic texts become available. XL PROLEGOMENON CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS Yo chan an Muffs attempted to explore the transmission of legal practices and institutions in the ancient Near East that are reflected and realized in Aramaic law of the Achemenid period, as represented by the legal papyri from Elephantine. He selected as his focus a cognate Akkadian-Aramaic satisfaction clause that had a very long, albeit spotty history from Old Akkadian times, primarily in the "provincial" cuneiform legal traditions.

Others are focusing on the contemporary administration of the Persian Empire, and on the cross-cultural phenomena that characterized its vastly extended societies. The urge to shed light on what used to be regarded as two dark centuries, between the fall of Babylon and the conquests of Alexander, has added impetus to this quest. Thus it is that tiny, but well located Elephantine, always a vortex of cultural dynamism, has found its spot on the stage of history. PROLEGOMENON XLI For verification of this assessment, the reader may wish to consult the proceedings of the Groningen 1988 Achaemenid history workshop, Achaemenid History VI: Asia and Egypt: Old Cultures in a New Empire (Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Kurht Iggl).

755. Greenfield, ]. , Porten, B. 198'2 The Bisitun Inscription of Darius the Great: Aramaic Version, Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum 115, London: Lund Humphries. Greenfield, ]. , Shaffer, A. 1983 "Notes on the Akkadian·Aramaic Bilingual Statue from Tell Fekherye," Iraq 45, 109. 116. Gropp, D. '2001 Wadi Daliyeh II- The Samaria Papyri from Wadi Daliyeh, Qumran Cave 4, Miscellenea, Part 2, ed. E. Schuler, et a1. (Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXVIII), Oxford. Clarendon Press. Hallo, W. W. '2002 "A Model Court Case Concerning Inheritance," Riches Hidden in Secret Places; Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Memory of Thorkild Jacobsen, ed.

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