Inheritance (3.141)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Courtcases; Model Courtcases

Inheritance (3.141)


Ur-Suena son of Enlil-mashsu and Anne-babdu his brother


by mutual agreement divided (their inheritance) by lot.


After Ur-Suena died — 10 years having passed —


Anne-babdu confronted the assembly of Nippur, appeared (in court) and declared:


“One-third pound (20 shekels) of silver, the price of 2 slave-girls, Ur-Suena my older brother in no wise whatever gave to me!”


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Hallo, William W., “Inheritance (3.141)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 25 March 2018 <>

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