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A Barley Loan from Assur (3.56)
(383 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Contracts; Assyrian Aramaic


Discovered in excavations at Assur, this Assyrian Aramaic inscription recording a loan of barley is written on a triangular clay docket. It dates to the mid-7th century bce based on its archival context.1

A Barley Loan from Assur (3.56)

Subject: Exod 22:24; Lev 25:36–37; 15:2; 23:20–21

(Five fingernail marks on the top of the tablet)

(lines 1-reverse 1)

Barley belonging to Aššur-šallim-aḫḫē,2


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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “A Barley Loan from Assur (3.56)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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