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date: 18 September 2019

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The first section of this article discusses the Near Eastern texts from Egypt and discoveries in the Near East. The second section notes that the Near Eastern papyri form five principal bodies: Dura, the Middle Euphrates, Nahal Hever, Petra, and Nessana. The third section discusses paleography, which requires a mastery of many variables and a good knowledge of the Egyptian texts. The fourth section considers formats and diplomatics. The fifth and sixth sections discuss language and law. The seventh section compares Near Eastern papyrology and Egyptian papyrology.

Keywords: Near Eastern papyri, Nahal Hever, Petra, Middle Euphrates, Nessana, Egyptian texts, paleography

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