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Land Grant AT 456* (2.137)

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Author(s): Hess, Richard S.
Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; “Functional” Inscriptions; Royal Grants Commentary This Middle Bronze Age (Level VII) document from Alalakh begins with a record of eight towns that Abbael gave to Yarimlim. Yarimlim in turn gave to Abbael Uwiya (lines 1–9). Adrate (see also  AT 79 where Adrate is exchanged between Yarimlim and Ammitaku) is given in exchange for some areas (lines 11–12). Six towns are then noted as in the possession of Yarimlim (lines 13–18). As a land grant this is an important document for comparis…

Will of Ammitaku Leader of Alalakh (2.136)

(364 words)

Author(s): Hess, Richard S.
Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; “Functional” Inscriptions; Royal Grants Commentary This Middle Bronze Age (Level VII) text may be compared to the account of David’s arrangement for the public proclamation of Solomon as king and his successor in 1 Kings 1. Both examples reflect the concern for royal succession which provides for the stability of the government. Will of Ammitaku Leader of Alalakh (2.136) Subject: 2 Sam 10:6, 8 1 Ammitaku 2 the governor of Alalakh,1  a  3 during his lifetime, 4 in the presence of Yarimlim t…