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Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43467

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43467
Publication Number TAD A.4.10
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum (transferred to the museum in 1912)

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Minutoli, Heinrich von


Object Type papyrus
Comments on Object lower left half is lost and holes affect reading of several other words.

Text Basic Information

Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting parallel to the fibers on the recto, perpendicular to the join, folded from left to right
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14


Text Content

Modern Title Offer of Payment for reconstruction of temple
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content This is a draft of an offer of payment for the reconstruction of the tempel from Jedaniah, son of Gemaariah, Mauzi, son of Nathan, Shemaiah, son of Haggai, Hosea son of Jathom and Hosea, son of Nattum. These are Syrians hereditary property-holders in Elephantine (line 6). They commit themselves not to offer animal sacrifices but only incense and meal offering.
Religion Judaism



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Parallel to fibers
1עבדיכ ידניה בר גמריהשמה 1
2מעוזי בר נתנ שמה1
3שמעיה בר חגי שמה 1
4הושע בר יתומ שמה 1
5הושע בר נתונ שמה 1 כל גברנ 3 + 2
6סונכננ זי ביב בירתא מהחסננ
7כנ אמרנ הנ מראנ
8ואגורא זי יהו אלהא זילנ יתבנה
9ביב בירתא כזי קדמנ בנה הוה
10וקנ תור ענז מקלו לא יתעבד תמה
11להנ לבונה מנחה יקרבונ תמה
12ומראנ אודיס יעבד על זנה אחר
13נתנ על בית מראנ כספ
14שערנ ארדבנ אלפ

1 Parallel to fibers
1Your servants - 1 named Jedaniah son of Gem[ariah],
2[1] named Mauzi son of Nathan,
31 named Shemaiah son of Haggai,
41 named Hosea son of Jathom,
51 named Hosea son of Nattun: all (told) 5 persons,
6Syenians who are heredi[tary-property-hold]ers in Elephantine the fortress -
7say thus: If our lord [...]
8and our Temple of YHW the God be rebuilt
9in Elephantine the fortress as it was former[ly bu]ilt -
10and sheep, ox, and goat are [n]ot made there as burnt-offering
11but [they offer there] (only) incense (and) meal-offering -
12and should our lord mak[e] a statement [about this, then]
13we shall give to the house of our lord si[lver...and]
14a thousa[nd] ardabs of barley.
Places (read out from edition)
  • יב (places.xml#s3)
  • יב (places.xml#s3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    14535 man Hosea bar Nattun/Nattum (308143) הושע בר נתון Aramaic, Imperial



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    -407 BCE ;







    DatasetID 308135
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 89414
    Author Verena Lepper
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308135 (= Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43467), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper.