Lengthy famous as an excellent cross-cultural examine, Yochanan Muffs paintings analyzes the felony formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine, on the first cataract of the Nile, the place a Persian garrison constituted of Jewish squaddies and their households lived all through many of the fifth century B.C.E. those records are of remarkable value for the examine of old close to japanese legislation, and Muffs has investigated their formative historical past via huge references to cuneiform legislations, by way of a mode he calls the Assyriological technique . nearly each element of law-sale of land, marriage and relatives legislations, loans and credits, the taking of oaths, and the granting of bequests is studied in nice intensity and with strange readability. Muffs paintings has loved renewed curiosity within the mild of more moderen discoveries of Aramaic criminal records from later sessions, as within the Judean Desert."
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