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Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43486

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43486
Publication Number TAD B.7.2; Sachau p. 27 / taf. 26; Cowley 7; Ungnad 28
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]
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


Object Type papyrus

Text Basic Information

Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Text Layout parallel to fibers on teh recto, perpendicuzlar to the joins; verso blank, folded from left to right
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12


Text Content

Modern Title Obligation to make juridical declaration
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content The Jewish soldier Malchaiah son of Jashobiah was accused by the Persian soldier Artafrada of breaking into his house, assaulting his wife, and making off his property.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (other)
Religion, further Judaism



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ב 10 111 111 11 לפאפי שנת 111 1 ארתחשסש מלכא ביב
2בירתא אמר מלכיה בר ישביה ארמי מהחסנ ביב
3בירתא לדגל נבוכדרי לארתפרד בר ארוסתמר לדגל
4מ ד ר י לאמר אנת קבלת עלי בנפא אנת על]ת בביתי
5כחסנ וכתשת לאנתתי ונכסנ כחסנ הנפקת מנ ביתי
6ולקחת לנפשכ עבדת שאילת ומקריא על אלהנ
7מטא עלי בדינא אנה מלכיה אקרא לכ על חרמביתאל
8אלהא בינ מקמנ 111 1 לאמר כחסנ בביתכ לא עלת
9ולאנתתא זילכ לא כתשת ונכסנ מנ ביתכ כחסנ לא לקחת
10והנ לא קרית לכ בינ מקמיא אלה 111 1 אפ אק
10n the 18 th of Phaophi, year 4 of Artaxerxes [the] king in [Elephan]tine
2the fortress, said Malchiah son of Jashobiah, an Aramean, hereditary-property-holder in Elephantine
3[the] for[tress of the detach]ment of Nabukudufrri], [to Ar]tafrada son of A[rvastah]mara of the detachme[nt of]
4M{d|r}y? Marya, [say]ing: [Y]ou com[plained1 0 against me] in Np': "Yo[u brok]e [ into my house]
5by force and you assaulted my wife and goods by force you took out from my house
6and you took (and) made (them) your own." [I] was interrogated and the call to (the) gods
7came upon me in the suit. I, Malchiah, shall call for you to Herembethel
8the god among 4 [of]ficials/[-sup]porters, say[ing]: "By force I did [not] break into your house,
9(that) wife of yours I did riot assault, and goods from your house by force I did not take."
10And if I do n[ot] call for you among these [2+]2 (=4) [of]ficials//[-sup]porters. . . [ . . . ]
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Places (read out from edition)
  • י (places.xml#s3)
  • ב (places.xml#s3)
  • י (places.xml#s3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    20420 man Artafrada son of Arvastahmara ארתפרד בר ארוסתמר Aramaic, Imperial



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Artaxerxes I 04 Phaophi 18 -461 BCE Sachau and Cowley (?);



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    DatasetID 308153
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 89492
    Author James D. Moore, Verena Lepper
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308153 (= Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43486), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Verena Lepper.