Abbael’s Gift of Alalakh (AT 1) (2.127)
(500 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; “Functional” Inscriptions; Treaties

Commentary

This Old Babylonian text from Alalakh Level VII records the background behind the gift of the city of Alalakh as a reward for military efforts. Gifts of lands and towns are also reported in Joshua 13 where, as in  AT 1, they serve as a recollection of past events. See also Joshua 20 and 21 and the towns of asylum and of the Levites, both of which are presented as gifts of towns f…

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Hess, Richard S., “Abbael’s Gift of Alalakh (AT 1) (2.127)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_127>



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