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A Functional Courtcase (3.142)
(289 words)

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


Functional court cases are well-attested for both Old Sumerian and neo-Sumerian periods. See in detail Edzard 1968 and Falkenstein 1956 respectively.

2. A Functional Courtcase (3.142)

Subject: Gen 17:12f, 23, 27; Lev 22:11

William W. Hallo


A completed judgment:


Shesh-kalla the son of Ur-Lamma declared here: “I am not the slave of Ur-Sahar-Ba’u.”1


That Ur-Lamma the father of Shesh-kalla was given barley …

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Hallo, William W., “A Functional Courtcase (3.142)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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