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A Neo-Babylonian Dialogue Document (3.123)

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Author(s): Weisberg, David B.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Courtcases; Neo-Babylonian Commentary A widely used legal formulation, which scholars have entitled the “Dialogue Document,” makes its appearance in the Middle and Neo-Babylonian periods of ancient Mesopotamia (late second and first millennia bce). Many students of these texts (see bibliography) have noticed striking parallels to Genesis 23, which tells of Abraham’s purchase of a burial cave for his wife, Sarah. The name “Dialogue Document” derives from the fact that th…