Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XXVII. Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek Documentary Texts from…

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

EditorHannah M. Cotton, Ada Yardeni

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This volume in the series contains first and second century documents in Aramaic and Greek said to come from Nahal Se'elim and now generally held to be from Nahal Hever (the provenance of the Babatha Archive and the Bar Kokhba documents). The transitional stage of the Aramaic language isdocumented here for the first time. The Greek language and script closely resembles that of the Greek papyri from Egypt. The legal documents in the archive of Salome Komaise daughter of Levi from Mahoza (a village in the Roman province of Arabia) and similar documents from Judaea published here,like those of the Babatha archive, constitute the best and most authentic evidence for certain legal and social aspects of the life of Jews at the time. The evidence of assimilation of non-hellenized Jews to their environment contrasts with and complements that contained in contemporary and laterrabbinic sources.

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This volume in the series contains first and second century documents in Aramaic and Greek said to come from Nahal Se'elim and now generally held to be from Nahal Hever (the provenance of the Babatha Archive and the Bar Kokhba documents). The transitional stage of the Aramaic language isdocumented here for the first time. The Greek lan...

Hannah Cotton is at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ada Yardeni is at Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, Israel.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 12.2 × 9.25 × 1.46 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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