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The Manumission of Umanigar (3.134A)
(280 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Manumissions


This text comes from Nippur and dates to the Ur III period (the 6th year of Amar-Sin, ca. 2041 BCE).

The Manumission of Umanigar (3.134A)

Subject: Gen 15:3

(lines 1–5)

In the city-gate of Ninurta (named) “Lofty-city-gate-of-heaven-and earth,”1 Atu, his father, manumitted2 Umanigar, the slave of [PN], because of his being the (only) heir.3  a 

(lines 6–9)

Lu-kirizal (and) Lu-dingira, brothers of Atu, swore b…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “The Manumission of Umanigar (3.134A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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