Pap. Berlin P. 15637 (= P. 15637 + P. 15803)   (More information about the Object)
Publication No.
Modern Title letter requesting an Isis oracle concerning travel intentions
Summary Letter with an inquiry to an Isis priest(?) to obtain an oracle of Isis. It should be requested wheather the sender should travel (to the Thebais?) or stay on Elephantine.


x+0 my šn=w
x+1 pꜣy=(y) ꜥš-sḥn m-bꜣḥ
x+2 ꜣs.t ḏd pꜣy=(y) ꜥš-sḥn
x+3 nfr šm r pꜣ tš
x+4 (n) pꜣ ssw (n) šsp
x+5 ḥḏ n pr.t
x+6 gr ı͗n nꜣ.w-nfr=s
x+7 ḫpr dy n Yb
x+8 pꜣ ꜥš-sḥn nfr st
x+9 ı͗r-rḫ=s ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr=k
x+10 md(.t) ı͗w bn-ı͗w=s
x+11 ꜣq tꜣy
x+12 my šn=w
x+13 r pꜣ ꜥrḏ
x+14 m-šs n-ḏr.t
x+15 (n) ḥsb.t 2.t ı͗bd 2 pr.t sw 29


x+0 [One may inquire]
x+1 (my) fortune before
x+2 Isis as follows: Is it (my) good
x+3 fortune to travel to the nome
x+4 at the day of receiving
x+5 silver money for grain?
x+6 Or is it better
x+7 to stay here on Elephantine?
x+8 The good fortune: One
x+9 knows 1For the translation cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54. it through you.
x+10 It is a matter which should not
x+11 decay.
x+12 One may inquire (the oracle)
x+13 to be
x+14 safe! Issued
x+15 (in) the 2nd regnal year, 29th of Mecheir.

1 For the translation cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 54.