A Functional Courtcase (3.142)
(289 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Courtcases

Commentary

Functional court cases are well-attested for both Old Sumerian and neo-Sumerian periods. See in detail Edzard 1968 and Falkenstein 1956 respectively.

2. A Functional Courtcase (3.142)

Subject: Gen 17:12f, 23, 27; Lev 22:11

William W. Hallo

(1)

A completed judgment:

(2–4)

Shesh-kalla the son of Ur-Lamma declared here: “I am not the slave of Ur-Sahar-Ba’u.”1

(5–9)

That Ur-Lamma the father of Shesh-kalla was given …

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Hallo, William W., “A Functional Courtcase (3.142)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_142>



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