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Babatha, approximately 104-approximately 134

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Personal name headingBabatha, approximately 104-approximately 134
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Variant(s)Babata, approximately 104-approximately 134
Birth date104~
Death date134~
Found inArchivio di Babatha, 2016-: v, 1, t.p. (Babatha)
Wikipedia, viewed Mar. 8, 2018: ("Babatha (also known as Babata) was a Jewish woman who lived in the port town of Maoza in modern-day Jordan at beginning of the 2nd century CE. In 1960, archeologist Yigael Yadin discovered a leather pouch containing her personal documents in what came to be known as the Cave of Letters, near the Dead Sea. The documents found include such legal contracts concerning marriage, property transfers, and guardianship. These documents, ranging from CE 96 to 134, depict a vivid picture of life for an upper-middle class Jewish woman during that time. They also provide an example of the Roman bureaucracy and legal system under which she lived;" born approximately 104 CE in Maoza; probably perished in a cave in Ein Gedi while taking refuge during Bar Kokhba's revolt)