Offerings to the Temple Gates at Ur (3.124)
(513 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Accounts; Old Babylonian

Commentary

Account texts are extremely numerous and cover many areas of individual and collective activity. Some texts, for example, provide an objective, after-the-fact accounting of the performance of a ritual against the possibility of a future audit of the expenditures incurred. They can therefore be designated as “descriptive rituals.” Other examples of…

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Hallo, William W., “Offerings to the Temple Gates at Ur (3.124)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 March 2017



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