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Neo-Babylonian Texts in the Oriental Institute Collection, Hardback Book

Neo-Babylonian Texts in the Oriental Institute Collection Hardback

Edited by David Weisberg

Part of the Oriental Institute Publications series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
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  • Category: Archaeology by period / region
  • ISBN: 9781885923288



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