Weights and Measures (3.145)
(211 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Accounts; A Sumerian Amphictyony

Commentary

Babylonian weights and measures find some echo in biblical metrology; cf. Powell 1987–90; 1992.

3. Weights and Measures (3.145)

Subject: 1 Kgs 5:2; 2 Kgs 7:1

(1)

3 vessels of one large kor1 a

(2)

1 second-quality vessel2

(3)

7 one-seah vessels3 b

(4)

for the stele of Enlil4

(5)

from Inim-[…]

(6)

receipted by Nig-urum

(7)

in the month of (Umma’s) BALA-obligation.5

(8)

Year after the year when…

Cite this page
Hallo, William W., “Weights and Measures (3.145)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 March 2017



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