Palace Receipt for the Return of a Marriage Gift (AT 17) (3.101A)
(429 words)

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

Commentary

This text comes from the Middle Babylonian level (Level IV). Although Finkelstein (1969:546) describes the document as the “Abrogation of a Marriage Agreement,” that is not its focus nor even is it clear that a marriage agreement is ended. Instead, a traitor is executed and the property is confiscated by the king who must return a marriage gift to the …

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Hess, Richard S., “Palace Receipt for the Return of a Marriage Gift (AT 17) (3.101A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_101A>



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