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A Sumerian Amphictyony (3.SU.D.2)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Accounts


In the neo-Sumerian period (21st century BCE), the sacrificial cult at the temples in the religious capital of Nippur were supported by the contributions, mostly in livestock, of the central provinces as forwarded by their governors.1 Each took a turn (BALA) which was normally a month but could be up to three months for wealthy provinces and as little as ten days for poorer ones. The institution is here illustrated by (a) a calendar text id…

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Hallo, William W., “A Sumerian Amphictyony (3.SU.D.2)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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