Seven Years of Barrenness Before a Second Wife (AT 93) (3.101C)
(182 words)

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

Commentary

This text, from Level IV, compares with the manner in which Jacob worked seven years for Laban before he was allowed one of his daughters as a wife (Gen 29:15–35). However, there are significant differences because with Jacob the issue was not barrenness but his desire for Rachel.

Seven Years of Barrenness Before a Second Wife (AT 93) (3.101C)

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x x du

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From this day, before [Niqmepa the king:]

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The daughter of Ilimili,

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Zun…

Cite this page
Hess, Richard S., “Seven Years of Barrenness Before a Second Wife (AT 93) (3.101C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 March 2017



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