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A New Approach To Understand The Relationship Between Roman And Local Law In The Archives

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Rather than grouping papyri according to language and linking the language-based groups to law or jurisdiction, the different ways of referring to the applicable law in the period under Nabataean and under Roman rule should guide us to understand more about the relationship between laws. The overall picture the documents present is that there was a general legal framework to which parties could refer, apparently Nabataean and Jewish parties alike, while divergences were marked by giving specific rules. The documents of the Babatha and Salome Komaise archives bear testimony to the development of legal practices in a time of transition. The references to law in the papyri, which obviously denote what law should be applied to the arrangements found there, contrast sharply with the distinctly Roman outer appearance of the documents.

Keywords: Babatha; local law; papyri; Roman Law; Salome Komaise archive



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