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Administrative Document From Hebron (4.77)
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This is the only cuneiform tablet discovered at Tell er-Rumeideh (Tell Hebron), the site of ancient Hebron. Found in 1986 in excavations that uncovered what has been identified as Middle Bronze Age levels, it has affinities in script and grammar with Old Babylonian.1 The left side and the lower edge of this small tablet2 are missing (Anbar and Na’aman 1986–1987:3). The tablet has several vertical lines drawn down the obverse and reverse, to assist in organizing the records on each line. Solid lines are also drawn horizontally across the …

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Hess, Richard S., “Administrative Document From Hebron (4.77)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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