Context of Scripture Online

Get access

A Slave Redemption (3.113)
(705 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Contracts; Neo-assyrian Contracts


This tablet dates to the reign of Sennacherib, specifically to the year 700 bce (eponymy [limmu] of Metûnu). While there are only a few conveyances that describe the release of an object from pledge, it is clear that these are phrased in most respects like an ordinary sale text. Thus a pledge redemption text bears the seal impression of the creditor so tha…

Cite this page
Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “A Slave Redemption (3.113)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲