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Bar Kokhba Documents
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The Bar Kokhba documents were discovered in the Judean Desert (Wadi Murabbaʿat, Naḥal Ḥever, and other sites), mostly in the 1950s and 1960s (Eshel 1998; Yadin et al. 2002:2–4). They consist of military letters, legal documents, and lists, written at or around the time of the Bar Kokhba (Bar Kosiba) Revolt (132–135 C.E), in Hebrew, Jewish Aramaic, Nabatean, and Greek. It appears that the choice of language was…

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Mor, Uri, “Bar Kokhba Documents”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 25 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000563>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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