List of Hapiru Soldiers (AT 180) (3.125)
(584 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Accounts; Alalakh

Commentary

This is a representative of many lists from Alalakh that record the names of conscripts to serve in various parts of the military of Alalakh. This Level IV text introduces ḫāpiru-soldiers. The ḫāpiru, although regarded as enemies of society in texts from Amarna and elsewhere in the second millennium bce, serve in key administrative roles in Level IV of Alalakh. There are diviners ( AT 182 line 16) and governors ( AT

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Hess, Richard S., “List of Hapiru Soldiers (AT 180) (3.125)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_125>



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