By Philip F. Esler
This paintings considers the tale in the back of papyri came across in 1960 within the Cave of Letters by means of the lifeless Sea. The archive includes a variety of contracts and deeds entered into by means of a Jewish lady named Babatha, daughter of a land proprietor named Shim'on, on the finish of the 1st century.
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Extra info for Babatha's Orchard : The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold
Yehudah son of Shim‘on is a witness in P. Yadin 22. Given all this, it is puzzling that neither the editors (Yadin et al. 2002: 111–17) nor Oudshoorn (2007: 113) suggest that Yoseph and Yehudah, sons of Shim‘on, are Babatha’s brothers. It is worth noting that signing immediately before Yehudah son of Shim‘on in P. Yadin 22 is one Yehoḥ anan son of Menaḥ em (line 37) and it is tempting to think that this is Babatha’s paternal uncle, so that Babatha is ensuring that she has close relatives in her patriline attesting this important document, which was central to the restoration of her fortunes.
Constructing Narrative. Lincoln, Nebraska and London: University of Nebraska Press, 15). 100 26 Babatha’s Orchard assumption, but one that must cede to the evidence if necessary. This is that any document in the Babatha archive is likely to be there because it strengthens the legal position of Shi‘mon, Babatha’s father, and subsequently Babatha herself—either as a positive reinforcement of that position, or defensively, as responsive to any legal attack that may be made against them or their property or has a bearing on the current legal position of cognate or afﬁnal relatives.
Ginzburg cites a remark of G. ’ 89 Lennartsson 2011: 112. C. Ginzburg (1989) Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method. ET of 1986 Italian original by J. and A. C. Tedeschi. Baltimore, IL: Johns Hopkins University Press. 91 See the essay ‘Witchcraft and Popular Piety: Notes on a Modenese Trial of 1519’, originally published in Italian in 1961; now Ginzburg 1989: 1–16. 92 93 Ginzburg 1989: 1–2. Ginzburg 1989: 20–21. 94 Ginzburg 1989: 21; citing G. Bing (1960) ‘Aby M. Warburg’, Rivista storica italiana 72: 105.
Babatha's Orchard : The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold by Philip F. Esler