Marriage Customs (AT 92) (3.101B)
(499 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Contracts; Alalakh

Commentary

This is an important Level IV text for understanding marriage customs in Late Bronze Age Alalakh. Unfortunately, it is fragmentary and difficult to interpret due to grammatical anomalies. Apparently this is a “pre-nuptial agreement” that provides for contexts in which the wife may offend the husband and thereby cause a divorce. The settlement of the di…

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Hess, Richard S., “Marriage Customs (AT 92) (3.101B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 01 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_101B>



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