A Letter Concerning the Grain Tax of the Samarians (3.97)
(374 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Letters; Assyria

Commentary

This letter has the horizontally oblong “report” format (Parpola 1987:170).

A Letter Concerning the Grain Tax of the Samarians (3.97)

Subject: 2 Kgs 17:4–6

(lines 1–3)

To Nabû-duru-uṣur, a letter (lit. “tablet”) from Arīḫu,1 good health to my son.

(lines 4- r. 3)

As to the grain tax2 of the Samarians,3  a my ⌜lord⌝ should s⌜end a report⌝ — ⌜whether⌝ it [exists] ⌜or not⌝ — so that we may be content about (it).4 The …

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “A Letter Concerning the Grain Tax of the Samarians (3.97)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 26 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_97>



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