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Slave Sale (3.133A)
(239 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Sale Transactions


This text comes from Lagaš and dates to the Sargonic period (ca. 2250 BCE).

Slave Sale (3.133A)

Subject: Gen 10:10

(lines 1–6)

Gala, Geme-LIŠ (and) her two daughters — they are his wife and children (i.e., of Gala); Lu-TAR (and) Šadu — they are his brothers.

(lines 7–10)

Lugal-ušumgal, the governor of Lagaš, bought them from Šu-ilišu, the judge.

(lines 11–16)

Puzur-Adad, son of Dudu, brother of Šu-ilis…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “Slave Sale (3.133A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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