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Letter Asking for the Return of Stolen Donkeys (AT 116) (3.91)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Letters; Alalakh


This letter exemplifies the small collection of epistolary literature from Alalakh (Akkadian  AT 106 -  AT 117; Hittite  AT 125), all from Level IV. The introduction compares with letters from other Late Bronze Age collections at Ugarit and Amarna. The writer, Ianḫe, is concerned about donkeys that belonged to him but have been seized by his servant. This concern recalls the search of Saul in 1 Samuel 9.

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Hess, Richard S., “Letter Asking for the Return of Stolen Donkeys (AT 116) (3.91)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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