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English: A letter from the Elephantine Papyri, a collection of 5th century BCE writings of the Jewish community at Elephantine in Egypt. Authors are Yedoniah and his colleagues the priests and it is addressed to Bagoas, governor of Judah. The letter is a request for the rebuilding of a Jewish temple at Elephantine, which had been destroyed by Egyptian pagans. The letter is dated year 17 of king Darius (II), which corresponds to 407 BCE.
Date BCE
Source Abhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaft, Volume 1907, Sachau: drei aramaïsche Papyrusurkunden aus Elephantine. See link
Author Letter by Yedoniah; Photographer unknown
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