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Another Record of Hire (3.137C)
(183 words)

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


The text comes from Nippur and dates to the Ur III period (2nd year of Ibbi-Sin, 6th month, ca. 2027 BCE).

Another Record of Hire (3.137C)

(lines 1–6)

Geme-Nungal received from Lugal-azida 3 shekels of silver, the yearly wages of Šu-Durul, (her son).1

(lines 7–11)

She swore by the name of the king to measure out 10 liters of barley (as his) daily (wages), if Šu-Durul stops working.

(lines 12–16)

Abinu’a, L…

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

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