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Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, volume 2

Dossiers 11-50: 263 Commodity Chits

Bezalel Porten, and Ada Yardeni

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Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, volume 2

Dossiers 11-50: 263 Commodity Chits

Bezalel Porten, and Ada Yardeni

Since 1991, some 2,000 Aramaic ostraca deriving from the south of Israel have appeared on the antiquities market and are now scattered in 9 museums and libraries and 21 private collections. Of these, the majority are still not formally published, and in this second volume in the series, Bezalel Porten continues the publication of this important corpus of 4th century B.C.E. economic texts. With the expert epigraphic assistance of Ada Yardeni and hand-copies by her as well, Porten here provides the second volume of texts, organized by “dossier” based on the primary personage cited in the text. Color photographs (where available), ceramic descriptions, hand-copies, transcription, translation, and commentary are provided for each text, along with tables of seven grain dossiers. This publication will become the primary resource for information on these texts, which provide insight into the economic, social, and religious lives of Idumeans in the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods.

 

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Since 1991, some 2,000 Aramaic ostraca deriving from the south of Israel have appeared on the antiquities market and are now scattered in 9 museums and libraries and 21 private collections. Of these, the majority are still not formally published, and in this second volume in the series, Bezalel Porten continues the publication of this important corpus of 4th century B.C.E. economic texts. With the expert epigraphic assistance of Ada Yardeni and hand-copies by her as well, Porten here provides the second volume of texts, organized by “dossier” based on the primary personage cited in the text. Color photographs (where available), ceramic descriptions, hand-copies, transcription, translation, and commentary are provided for each text, along with tables of seven grain dossiers. This publication will become the primary resource for information on these texts, which provide insight into the economic, social, and religious lives of Idumeans in the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods.

Abbreviations and Select Bibliography

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Explanation of Typographic Conventions

Grain Equivalencies

Numeration Legend

Tables

Texts

A11–50 Commodity Chits

A11–50 Personal Name Dossiers

A11–14 Betweeen 25 and 20 Entries (between 15 and 12 chits)

A11.1–24/25 (15 chits)Dossier of Qosmalak

A12.1–24 (12 chits)Dossier of Zubaydu

A13.1–20 (12 chits)Dossier of Abdadah

A14.1–23 (13 chits)Dossier of Al(i)qosA15–25 Between 19 and 11 entries (between 11 and 2 chits)

A15.1–18 (5 chits)Dossier of Zabdi

A16.1–16 (9 chits)Dossier of Qosḥanan

A17.1–16 (10 chits)Dossier of Qosadar/ider

A18.1–14 (10 chits)Dossier of Ḥal(a)fan

A19.1–15 (10 chits)Dossier of Aydu/Iyadu/Ghayru

A20.1–13 (5 chits)Dossier of Qosyinqom

A21.1–16 (11 chits)Dossier of MaÅ¡(i)ku

A22.1–12 (10 chits)Dossier of Suaydu

A23.1–11 (4 chits)Dossier of Malku

A24.1–13 (5 chits)Dossier of Ubaydu

A25.1–11 (2 chits)Dossier of LaadielA26–40 Between 11/12 and 8 entries (between 9 and 4 chits)

A26.1–10 (9 chits)Dossier of Qosyahab

A27.1–10 (6 chits)Dossier of Qosnaqam

A28.1–9 (4 chits)Dossier of Zaydu/Ziyadu

A29.1–9 (6 chits)Dossier of Uzayzu

A30.1–11/12 (8 chits)Dossier of Qosani

A31.1–11 (5 chits)Dossier of Qosrim

A32.1–8 (4 chits)Dossier of Zabdiel

A33.1–8 (8 chits)Dossier of Ḥaggagu

A34.1–8 (5 chits)Dossier of Ḥori

A35.1–10 (5 chits)Dossier of Ḥazira

A36.1–8 (5 chits)Dossier of Naum

A37.1–8 (6 chits)Dossier of Ani

A38.1–9 (8 chits)Dossier of Udaydu/ru

A39.1–8 (8 chits)Dossier of Qoslakin

A40.1–9 (4 chits)Dossier of QosghayrA41–50 Between 7 and 4 entries (between 6 and 3 chits)

A41.1–7 (4 chits)Dossier of Zabdu

A42.1–7 (5 chits)Dossier of Yathu

A43.1–6 (4 chits)Dossier of Mará&supl;£;aat

A44.1–7 (4 chits)Dossier of Qosyad

A45.1–6 (3 chits)Dossier of Qoslaytha

A46.1–7 (3 chits)Dossier of Rahnu

A47.1–6 (4 chits)Dossier of Zabdadah

A48.1–6 (3 chits)Dossier of Zaydi

A49.1–4 (3 chits)Dossier of Ḥaggai

A50.1–6 (6 chits)Dossier of Nutaynu

Addenda

A4.29a from the Dossier of Al(i)baal

A8.15a from the Dossier of Samitu

Tables

Five Dossiers of Processed Grain Measured by Capacity (152 Entries)

Table 1. The Dossier of Semolina and Flour

Table 2.The Dossier of resh

Table 3.The Dossier of crushed/siftedÌ› grain

Table 4.The Dossier of Grindings

Table 5.The Dossier of Barley FlourThree Dossiers of Containers Measured by Numbers (126 Entries)

Table 6.The Dossier of bundles

Table 7.The Dossier of bales

Table 8.The Dossier of Loads

Table 9.Master Chart

Table 10.The Dossiers' Scribes

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