Roland de-Vaux, Jozef T. Milik & Pierre Benoit, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert, II: Les grottes de Muraba'at (Oxford, Clarendon 1961) pp. 104-9 as amended by Yadin in "Babatha's Ketubba" (IEJ 44, 1994, 75-101), p.86 and in "Expedition D--the Cave of the Letters" (IEJ 12, 1962, 227-257) p. 249 and by Tal Ilan in "Notes and Observations on a Newly Published Divorce Bill from the Judean Desert" (HTR 89, 1996 195-202), p. 198f

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Nykrt r[p]s ynm ykl yhl Nydb 20

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Ndk Q [___ Nqznw] N[yby]rx lkw 22

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Text abbreviations:

c 10 - a gap of about 10 letters

vestig - a gap of uncertain length

{ }4 - a non-standard spelling used in the text, following the corrected spelling.

{ }5 - an original form which was changed by the scribe, following the changed form

{ }6 - a reading which is later corrected in this work, following the corrected reading

{ }7 - a reading which is later corrected in another work, following the corrected reading

{ }9 - an alternative version found in a duplicate of the text, following the version in this text



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