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Bibil Identifier bibil:209234
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Concerning the Verb ŚNʾ in Judaeo-Aramaic Contracts from Elephantine
Author Nutkowicz, Hélène
Journal Journal of Semitic Studies (Volume: 52, Issue: 2)
Original A propos du verbe śnʾ dans les contrats de mariage judéo-araméens d'Éléphantine
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 211-225 Pages
Genre Translation
Abstract Knowledge concerning marriage in the fifth century bce Judaeo-Aramaean community of Elephantine comes mainly from three long. They deal with many points, among them, the dissolution of marriage, which depends on the free will of both spouses. Each may utter a declaration of divorce before a court. In this declaration's formula, the verb employed is śn' which means ‘to hate’. In this context it can be asked whether we can translate it by ‘to divorce’ with a technical meaning and whether it is linked to an emotive context. The papyri add two rules concerning the dissolution of the marriage. Firstly the spouse who utters the declaration has to pay the ksp śn', ‘money of hatred’ and the spouses have to settle financial questions. Secondly the wife has to leave the matrimonial home. Thus although śn' usually means ‘to hate’, in this particular case it may also mean ‘to wish to break an alliance’.
DOI 10.1093/jss/fgm002
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Divorce
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Aramaic Papyri of Elephantine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Literature : Legal Texts : Marriage Contracts
Terms שָׂנֵא שׂנא
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