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Real Estate Transaction (3.133C)

(203 words)

Author(s): Steinkeller, Piotr
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Sale Transactions Commentary This text comes from Šuruppak and dates to the Fara period (ca. 2400 BCE). Real Estate Transaction (3.133C) (lines 1–2) 1 mina (i.e. a pound) of copper (is) the price of the field. (line 3) 1 sar (is the size of) the field. (lines 4–5) 2 minas of copper (is) the additional payment. (lines 6–7) 6 minas of copper (is) the gift. (lines 8–11) 10 loaves of breads, 10 cakes, 2 PAB-measures of soup, (and) 2 PAB-measures of fish chowder (is the food offering). (lines 12–15) Ur-ens…

Slave Sale (3.133A)

(239 words)

Author(s): Steinkeller, Piotr
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Sale Transactions Commentary This text comes from Lagaš and dates to the Sargonic period (ca. 2250 BCE). Slave Sale (3.133A) Subject: Gen 10:10 (lines 1–6) Gala, Geme-LIŠ (and) her two daughters — they are his wife and children (i.e., of Gala); Lu-TAR (and) Šadu — they are his brothers. (lines 7–10) Lugal-ušumgal, the governor of Lagaš, bought them from Šu-ilišu, the judge. (lines 11–16) Puzur-Adad, son of Dudu, brother of Šu-ilišu, brought them from Akkade a (and) made them “cr…

Slave Sale (3.133B)

(218 words)

Author(s): Steinkeller, Piotr
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Sale Transactions Commentary This text comes from Nippur and dates to the Ur III period (5th year of Ibbi-Sin, the 10th month, ca 2024 BCE). Slave Sale (3.133B) (lines 1–7) One woman — her name being Geme-Ezida; her price being 4 shekels of silver — Ur-Nuska, the NU-ÈŠ( nešakku) priest, bought from Zanka, her mother. (line 8) Ur-G⌜ula⌝, the merchant, was the one who weighed out the silver. (lines 9–10) Lugal-namtare is the guarantor. (lines 11–12) They swore by the name of the king not …

Real Estate Transaction (3.133D)

(203 words)

Author(s): Steinkeller, Piotr
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Sale Transactions Commentary This text comes from Umma and dates to the Ur III period (before Šulgi’s 33rd year, ca. 2062 BCE). Real Estate Transaction (3.133D) (lines 1–14) 11/3 sar of a house — 17 1/6 shekels of silver being the price of the house; 1 mina of wool, 1 headband, (and) 1 liter of oil being the gift for the house — Ur-nigingar, son of Girini, the chief constable, bought (this) house from Gugu, son of Ušmu, (and) Išagani, his wife, from both of them. (line 15) He (i.e, Ur-nigingar) com…