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J. Wiseman, op. , 30; P. Montet, op. , 47f. 35 D. J. Wiseman, op. , 2 8, 68f, 85. 36 Cf. A. ; H. L. Ginsberg, "An Aramaic Con­ temporary of the Lachish Letters," BASOR 1 1 1 ( 1 948) , 24ff; J. A. Fitzmyer, "The Aramaic Letter of King Adon to the Egyptian Pharaoh," Biblica 46 ( 1 96 5 ) , 41ff. 31 D. J. Wiseman, op. , 23ff, 67f, 7 1 . , 28f, 69; cf. D. N. Freedman, "The Babylonian Chronicle," BA 1 9 ( 1 9 5 6 ) , 53ff; J . P . Hyatt, "New Light on Nebuchadnezzar and Judean History," TBL 7 5 (19 56 ) , 279ff.

69 J. B. Pritchard, op. , 3 1 6. Among those migrating from the east at this time may have been Etir (C 1 3 : 3 ) and Busasa ( K 1 2 : 2 ) , persons with Baby­ lonian names and ancestors of Jews prominent in our documents; N. J. Cohen, "Historical Conclusions Gleaned from the Names of the Jews of Elephantine" (Hebrew) , Lesonenu 3 1 ( 1 966-67) , I03ff. 70 G. Posener, La premiere domination perse en Egypte ( Cairo, 1936 ) , 1 66ff; A. Gardiner, op. , 364; A. T. Olmstead, History of the Persian Empire (Chicago, 1 948; Phoenix Books, 2nd impression, 1 9 59 ) , 90f.

191 0 ) , 1 8. If correct, the later Varyazata may be the grandson of the earlier one, as suggested by Ed. Meyer, Papyrusfund 28, n. 1, or his namesake ( cf. K 8 : 1 1 ) . During the Hellenistic period positions of military command often passed from father to son and a son would fre­ quently be associated with his father in such positions even during the latter's lifetime; cf.

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