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A Problem with Rations (RS 29.095) (3.45II)

(626 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (35) A Problem with Rations (RS 29.095) (3.45II) 1 Address (lines 1–2) Message of Talmiyānu: To Pizziya say: Greetings and Double Return of News Formula ( lines 3–8) May it be well with you. May the gods keep you well, may they guard you. Here with me it is w[el]l. There with you 〈whatever well-being there may be〉, return word (of that) to me.2 What to Do about Rations ( lines 9–19) Now listen well: As ʿDN has been continually request…

ʿUzzīnu and Another Author to Master and Father (RS 17.117) (3.45EE)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (31) ʿUzzīnu and Another Author to Master and Father (RS 17.117) (3.45EE) 1 Subject: Deut 8:3; 51:12 Address and Greeting (lines 1–2) ʿUzzīnu son of Bayaya a[nd …]. May Baʿlu inquire after your well-being.2 The Son’s Message ( lines 3–10) As for me, your son, I am alive (and well thanks) to the Sun’s proclamation.3  vv I am living in the house of TRTN. (His) wife is furnishing my bread and, moreover, she is furnishi…

ʾAbniya Isn’t Happy (RS 94.2284) (3.45LL)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (38) ʾAbniya Isn’t Happy (RS 94.2284) (3.45LL) 1 Subject: 13:12; 6:13; 11:6; 5:22; 1:26; 17:55; 20:3; 25:26; 2 Sam 11:11; 14:19; 2:2, 4, 6; 4:30 Address (lines 1–3) Message of ʾAbniya: To ʾUrtēṯub, ʾUrtēnu, my brother, say: Here … 2 Objects Sent with the Letter ( lines 4–6) With 〈Ba〉naʾilu I (herewith) send (you) two ʾIŠPR and three ʿRMLHḤT and four jars (of wine).3 ʾAbniya’s Problem ( lines 7–17) Now, the heart of your sister…

A Double Letter to Yabnīnu (RS 19.102) (3.45GG)

(228 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (33) A Double Letter to Yabnīnu (RS 19.102) (3.45GG) 1 First Address (lines 1–5) To Yabnīnu, my father, say: Message of Ta[lmiy]ānu, your son. Prostration Formula ( lines 6–7) At the fee[t of my father I] fa[ll]. […] Second Address ( lines 13–16) To Yabnī[nu], my master, s[ay]: Message of ʿAbd[…], your servant: Prostration Formula and Request for Return of News ( lines 17–24) At the feet of my master twice seven times from af…

ʾAnantēnu to his Master Ḫiḏmiratu (RS 92.2010) (3.45KK)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (37) ʾAnantēnu to his Master Ḫiḏmiratu (RS 92.2010) (3.45KK) 1 Subject: 22:13; 45:2 Address (lines 1–4) To Ḫiḏmiratu, my master, say: Message of ʾAnantēnu your servant. Greeting and Prostration Formula ( lines 4–9) May the gods guard you, may they keep you well. At the feet of my master seven times and seven times (from) afar do I fall. Expanded Return-of-News Formulae ( lines 9–20)2 Here with your servant it is very well.…

Request for a Free Hand (RS 15.007) (3.45CC)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (29) Request for a Free Hand (RS 15.007) (3.45CC) 1 Subject: Ps 4:2; 109:12; Est 2:17; 8:5 Address (lines 1–2) Ganariyānu to Milkiyatanu: Two Introductory Matters ( lines 3–4) Please put in a good word for me ss to the king.2  tt (Whatever) you propose, I will provide.3 The Meat of the Message ( lines 5–10) Please, my friend, send me (written?) authorization in regard to Šamunu, wherever he may be, so that I may seize hi…

Brother to Sister (RS 17.063) (3.45DD)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (30) Brother to Sister (RS 17.063) (3.45DD) 1 Subject: Lev 14:10 Address, Situation Report, and Third-Party Greetings (lines 1–3) ʿUzzīnu son of Bayaya to his sister ʿUṯtaya: I am alive and well. Say to my mother: “Your ‘master’ is well.”2 Dispatch ( lines 4–6) I (herewith) send to you [an X-measure of Y?] as well as a piece of linen, entrusted to ḤŠ.3 Request ( lines 7–9) Have (him bring) me ten lg-measures of (olive)-oil uu and t…

Double Letter, From ʿAzzīʾiltu to His Parents, from Same to His Sister (RS 92.2005) (3.45JJ)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (36) Double Letter, From ʿAzzīʾiltu to His Parents, from Same to His Sister (RS 92.2005) (3.45JJ) 1 First Address (lines 1–5) [To ʾU]rtēnu, my [fa]ther, say, and to BḎ⌜-⌝R, my mother, say: Message of ʿAzzīʾiltu your son. Greetings and Double Return of News Formula ( lines 6–13) May it be well with you. May the gods guard your well-being, may they keep you well.2 Here with me it is well.3 Whatever is well there, return word (of t…

Provisions Are Running Out (RS 94.2383 + Rs 94.2619) (3.45MM)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (39) Provisions Are Running Out (RS 94.2383 + Rs 94.2619) (3.45MM) 1 Address and Greeting (lines 1–5) To ʾUrtēnu, my brother, say: Message of ʿUṯtaya, your sister. May the gods keep you well, may they guard you. The Problem ( lines 6–13) (It has been) three days now that there is no food in your house and for [… someone] struck and provisions CARRY (to) the house of the king. Twice now (someone) has taken …

Getting One’s Name Before the King (RS [varia 4]) (3.45NN)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (40) Getting One’s Name Before the King (RS [varia 4]) (3.45NN) 1 Subject: 30:8; 2:16–18 Address and Greeting (lines 1–5) Message of ʾIwariḏarri: To ʾIwaripuzini, my son, my brother,2 say: May the gods guard you, may they keep you well. A Letter Previously Sent to Ṯarriyelli ( lines 6–9) How is it with the (message)-tablet3  iii that I sent to Ṯarriyelli? What has she said (about it)? ʾIwaripuzini’s Intervention Requested ( lines 1…

Two Servants to their Master (RS 29.093) (3.45HH)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (34) Two Servants to their Master (RS 29.093) (3.45HH) 1 Subject: 1 Sam 20:6; Neh 13:6; Neh 3:34; 1 Chr 11:8 Address (lines 1–5) To Yadurma, our master, say: Message of Pinḥaṯu and Yarmîhaddu, your servants.2 Greetings and Prostration Formula ( lines 5–10) May it be well with our master. May the gods guard you, may they keep you well. At the feet of our master twice seven times (from) afar we fall.3 The Problem with Binu-ʿAyāna ( lines…

A Military Situation (RS 4.475) (3.45BB)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (28) A Military Situation (RS 4.475) (3.45BB) 1 Subject: Exod 9:3 Address and Greeting (lines 1–3) Message of ʾEwariḏarri: To Pilsiya say: May it be well with you. Hearsay and Request for Confirmation ( lines 5–11) Regarding Tarǵudassi and Kalbiya, I have heard that they have suffered defeat.2 Now if such is not the case, send me a message (to that effect). ʾEwariḏarri’s Situation ( lines 11–13) Pestilence is (at work) here, rr for …

Emergency Report From a City-commander (RS 19.011) (3.45FF)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (32) Emergency Report From a City-commander (RS 19.011) (3.45FF) 1 Subject: Judg 6:4; Mal 3:11; Gen 13:10; 18:28; 19:13–14; 2 Kgs 19:12; Lam 2:8; Isa 10:6; Exod 22:5; 1 Sam 23:1 Address (lines 1–2) To ǴRDN,2 my master, say: The Report ( lines 3–11) BN ḪRNK has come (here), he has defeated the (local) troops,3 he has pillaged xx the town, he has even burned4 our grain5  yy on the threshing-floors zz and destroyed the vineyards. aaa  T…