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A Record of Hire (3.137B)
(191 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Rental and Hire Transactions


The text originates from Nippur and dates to the Ur III period (8th year of Šu-Sin, 12th month, ca. 2030 BCE).

A Record of Hire (3.137B)

(lines 1–6)

Geme-Nungal and Šu-Durul, her son, received from Lugal-azida 1 shekel of silver, the wages of Ur-Iškur.1

(lines 7–14)

Before Ur-Iškur, before 〈PN〉, son of Ur-Sin, before Lu-Iškur, (and) before Tulta, son of Lugal-hegal, they swore by…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “A Record of Hire (3.137B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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