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The Career of Some Elephantine and Murašû Scribes and Witnesses

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The Mura?? archive is a private archive of more than 800 cuneiform contracts on clay tablets from Nippur, which records the activity of a private bank during the 5th century BCE, especially with regard to agricultural management. Given the broad dimension of this last archive, which has preserved several hundreds of names of witnesses, for the sake of this chapter the author focuses on some emblematic cases only, aiming at reconstructing fragments of the career of some scribes and witnesses. He focuses the attention on the scribe Nathan son of Ananiah, whose career may be followed through the documents he drafted. In addition to this, he was one of the witnesses in two contracts written by another scribe, Attarshuri son of Nabuzeribni. The two documents - which are not copies of the same contract, but two different contracts - contains the largest number of witnesses (twelve) attested in the Elephantine documents.

Keywords:Attarshuri; Nabuzeribni; Egyptian Aramaic documents; Elephantine scribes; Mura?? scribes; Ananiah



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