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A Loan of Sheep Fat (3.136C)
(205 words)

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


This text comes from Nippur. It dates to the Ur III period (9th year of Šu-Sin, 10th month, 23rd day, ca. 2029 BCE).

A Loan of Sheep Fat (3.136C)

(lines 1–5)

Adda-kala and Pussa, his wife, received 20 qû (liters) of sheep fat from Adda-kala (as an interest-free loan).

(lines 6–7)

They are to return it till the 30th day of the month ZÍZ.DURU5 (= 11th month).

(lines 8–13)

They swore by the name of the king that, if t…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “A Loan of Sheep Fat (3.136C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>

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