A Letter-order (3.132)
(373 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Letters

Commentary

Functional letters were chiefly of a simpler cast. Most often they were simply orders to furnish the bearer with specified materials out of the state stores on the authority of the letter-writer. Except for the fact that the payment was in kind rather than in cash (silver), they thus served much the same purpose as modern checks or bank-drafts. In the following …

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Hallo, William W., “A Letter-order (3.132)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_132>



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