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Slave Sale (3.133B)
(218 words)

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


This text comes from Nippur and dates to the Ur III period (5th year of Ibbi-Sin, the 10th month, ca 2024 BCE).

Slave Sale (3.133B)

(lines 1–7)

One woman — her name being Geme-Ezida; her price being 4 shekels of silver — Ur-Nuska, the NU-ÈŠ(nešakku) priest, bought from Zanka, her mother.

(line 8)

Ur-G⌜ula⌝, the merchant, was the one who weighed out the silver.

(lines 9–10)

Lugal-namtare is the guarantor.

(lines 11–1…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “Slave Sale (3.133B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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