The magical papyri teem with strings of senseless and barbaric words which probably answer to what certain of the Fathers called the language of demons.
67, 137-156; Grenfell and Hunt, Hibeh Papyri, i.
Papyri from Elephantine in Upper Egypt, of the same age, proceed from Jewish families who carry on a flourishing business, live among Egyptians and Persians, and take their oaths in courts of law in the name of the god " Yahu," the " God of Heaven," whose temple dated from the last Egyptian kings.
Hilprecht; for Elephantine, the Mond papyri, A.
Cowley, Aramaic Papyri Discovered at Assuan (1906), and those cited above (p. 282, n.