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A Model Contract (3.138)
(198 words)

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


Model contracts were part of the scribal curriculum, and may have been ultimately derived, like literary letters, from real archival copies, but they typically lack the witness list and date of archival contracts; cf. Veldhuis 1997:60f.; Bodine 2001.

6. A Model Contract (3.138)

Subject: Exod 21:2–4; Deut 15:12–15; Jer 34


In the street(s) of his city, he (the herald) sounded the horn.


They ordered his sealed tablet (of…

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Hallo, William W., “A Model Contract (3.138)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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