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Petition to Authorize Elephantine Jewish Temple Reconstruction in Egypt

Petition to Authorize Elephantine Temple Reconstruction

To our lord, Bagohi, governor of Yehud, (from) your servants: Yedaniah and his associates, the priests who are in the fortress of Yeb.

May the God of the Heavens perpetually pursue the welfare of our lord greatly and grant you favors before Darius the king and the “sons of the palace” a thousand times more than now. May you be joyful and healthy at all times.

Now your servant Yedaniah and his associates testify as follows:

In the month of Tammuz, in the fourteenth yearof Darius the king, when Arsames departed ………….

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