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A Shipping Contract (3.139)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts


Functional contracts typically end with a witness list and a date. In the latter, note that the month name in the standard Babylonian calendar became the basis of the later Hebrew month names, replacing the Canaanite names of pre-exilic times. The present text also features a Persian Gulf seal, crucial for dating the civilization of the Persian Gulf.

7. A Shipping Contract (3.139)

Subject: 1 Kgs 6:1


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Hallo, William W., “A Shipping Contract (3.139)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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