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Land Sale (3.118)
(341 words)

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


Dating to 649 bce (reign of Assurbanipal), this tablet was discovered by Macalister during excavations in 1905 (a year after the first tablet, Gezer 1, see above). It records the sale of a plot of land by an Israelite named Natan-Yau. Like Gezer 1, this text’s personal names demonstrate the mixed population of the city as well as the role t…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “Land Sale (3.118)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2020 <>

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