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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.93a-b

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.93a-b
Publication Number TAD B.3.13; Kraeling 11

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery excavation or purchase
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Comments on Object Large area of 3 erased lines at the top recto of the document. Then there is a sheet join.

Text Basic Information

Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial


Text Content

Modern Title contract
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content Anani (Ananiah) b. Haggai gives Pahnum a receipt for a loan of grain
Comments on Text The scribe writes dative pronouns on the end of verbs rather than leaving a space.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ירח תחות שנת 111 1 ארתחשסש מלכא אדינ בסונ בירתא אמר ענני בר חגי בר משלמ
2יהודי לדגל נבוכדרי לפחנומ בר בסא ארמי זי סונ לדגלא זכ אפמ לאמר אנה אתית עליכ
3בביתכ בסונ בירתא ויזפת מנכ ויהבתלי כנתנ פרסנ ? 11 סאנ 111 אחר אנה ענני בר חגי
4אשלמ ואנתנלכ כנתניא אלכ כפ 11 סאנ 111 מנ פתפא זי יתנתנלי מנ אוצר מלכא
5והנ לא שלמת ויהבתלכ כנתיא אלכ זי מנעל כתיב כזי יתנתנלי פתפא
6מנ בית מלכא אחר אנה ענני אחוב ואנתנלכ כספ אבגרנ כרש חד 1 כספ צריפ
7 אחר אנה? אחר אנה ענני אשלמ ואנתנ לכ אבגרנא זי מנעל כתיב בינ יומנ 20 הו עשרנ
8ולאדנ והנ מאתת ולעד שלמת ויהבתלכ כספא זילכ זי מנעל כתיב אחר בני
9ואדרנגי ישלמונ לכ כספא זי מנעל כתיב והנ לא שלמולכ בני ואדרנגי
10כספא זנה זי מנעל כתיב אחר אנת פחנומ שליט בערבני למחד ותלקחלכ מנ
11בי זילבננ עבד ואמה מאנ נחש ופרזל לבוש ועבור זי תהשכחלי ביב ובסונ ובמדנתא עד תשלמ בכספכ זי מנעל
12כתיב ולא דנ כתב שוהרמ בר אשמרמ בר אשמשזב ספרא זנה בסונ בירתא כפמ
13ענני בר משלמ חגי ב ר משלמ שהדיא בגו שהד מנחמ בר שלומ שהד חגי
14שהד נחומ בר ביתא שהד חגי בר מרדו
vso 1ספר עבור זי כתב ענני בר חגי בר משלמ לפחנומ בר בסא
1Month of Thoth, year 4, Artaxerxes the king. Then in Fort Syene, said ˁAnanî son of Ḥaggay son of Mešullam,
2a Judean of the dᵉgal-unit of Nabûkudurrî, to Paḥnûm son of Besaˀ, an Aramean of Syene of that same dᵉgal-unit, saying: I came to you (m.s.)
3in your house in Fort Syene, and I borrowed from you (m.s.). You (m.s.) gave to me emmer, 2 peras, 3 seahs. Therefore, I, ˁAnanî son of Ḥaggay,
4shall compensate (you) and give you that emmer, (namely) e(mmer), 2 p(eras), 3 seahs from the ration which will be given to me from the treasury of the king.
5And if I do not compensate (you) and give to you (m.s.) that emmer which is written above when the ration is given to me
6from the house of the king, then I, ˁAnanî, shall be guilty and shall give to you silver, an abigarana-penalty: one—(namely) 1—karsh refined silver.
7Afterwards, I, ˁAnanî, shall compensate (you) and give to you (m.s.) the abigarana-penalty which is written above within 20—that is twenty—days.
8(There is) no lawsuit. And if I have died and have not yet compensated (you) thereby giving to you (m.s.) the silver belonging to you (m.s.) which is written above, then my children
9or my guarantors shall compensate you (m.s.) with the silver which is written above. And if my children or my guarantors (shall) have not paid you (m.s.)
10this silver which is written above, then you (m.s.), Paḥnûm, have right to my security to seize (it). You (m.s.) may take for yourself (m.s.) from (either)
11a brick house, servant or female-servant, a vessel of bronze or iron, a garment or grain \what you can find (belonging) to me in Elephantine or Syene or in the province/ until you (m.s.) are compensated for your (m.s.) silver, which
12is written (11) above. (12) (There is) no lawsuit. Wrote Šaweram son of ˀEšemram son of ˀEšemšezib this document in Fort Syene at the instruction of
13ˁAnanî son of Ḥaggay son of Mešullam. The witnesses herein: witness Menaḥem son of Šallûm, witness Ḥaggay,
14witness Naḥûm son of Baytaˀ, witness Ḥaggay son of Mardû.
vso 1[Do]cument of grain [which ˁAnanî son of Ḥaggay] son of Mešullam [wrote] for Paḥnum son of Besaˀ.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • סונ (places.xml#s8)
  • סונ (places.xml#s8)
  • סונ (places.xml#s8)
  • יב (places.xml#s3)
  • סונ (places.xml#s8)
  • סונ (places.xml#s8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    20195 man Anani son of Haggai son of Meshullam ענני בר חגי בר משלמ / ענניה בר חגי / ענני בר חגי בר משלמ בר בסס / ענני בר חגי בר בסס Aramaic, Imperial



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    -402 December 31 BCE ;



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    DatasetID 309594
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 89465
    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 309594 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.93a-b), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Verena Lepper.