[b-hebrew] Habiru/Apiru - Vizier Aper-el/Aper-ia

Patrina patrina at bestmail.us
Sun May 23 21:07:44 EDT 2004

Hello all

As a side note to this discussion on Habiru/Apiru, I find it interesting
that a vizier with a very semitic-sounding name, Aper-el/Aper-ia, was
part of both Amenhotep III's and Akhenaten's administrations, especially
relatively soon after the expulsion of the Hyksos at the beginning of the
18th dynasty. 

Details of his tomb can be found at:


Patrina Nuske Small 
B.Appl.Sc.(Speech Pathology)
Adelaide, South Australia

On Sun, 23 May 2004 23:18:34 +0200, "Yigal Levin"
<leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> said:
> Uri,
> I fail to find anything here on which we disagree (even with Rainey!).
> The words MIGHT be etymologically related, both second millennium ANE
> Apiru and first millennium biblical Ibrim are hard to define. I would
> add, that the Biblical use tends towards the ethnic. Now whether the
> Bible has any recollection of anything from the second millennium is up
> for debate.
> Probably end of discussion.
> Yigal
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