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Neo-Babylonian Texts in the Oriental Institute Collection

By David B. Weisberg

Neo-Babylonian Texts in the Oriental Institute Collection
Hardback, 282 pages £78.00
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9781885923288
Format: 296mm x 225mm
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Subjects: Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Series: Oriental Institute Publications

The 173 texts contained in this volume were acquired by the Oriental Institute Tablet Collection over a long period of years from various sources. The texts are dated from 699 to 423 BC, during the Neo-Babylonian period. The more noteworthy subject matter of the texts includes an adoption document, sale of houses and a field (from the Nur-Sin archive), a "datio in solutum," a court protocol concerning a loan of silver with interest specified, a loan of silver with interest specified, proceedings in the assembly concerning personal status, a Mar Banutu text from the town of Hubat, a court record concerning the status of a freed person, a contract with fowlers to supply birds to Eanna, an inventory of the finery of the Lady-of-Uruk for craftsmen, a four-column list of precious objects, a two-column list of words, a tablet whose obverse records part of a contract and whose reverse is from Sb B, a fragment of an Akkadian religious text or medical or astrological commentary, and a fragment of a literary text. The book contains transliterations, translations, text notes, commentary, indices, and a mixture of hand-drawn copies and photographs of the tablets.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 282 pages
 296mm x 225mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC003000
 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago


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