Records of Testimony Given In the Trials of Suspected Thieves and Embezzlers of Royal Property (3.HI.B.1)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Courtcases

Commentary

These texts, called “Gerichtsprotokollen” in German and “Procès” and “documents de procédure” by Laroche in  CTH pp. 45–46, go by the name “depositions” in the CHD. They appear to be written records of testimony given by persons capable of clarifying cases involving the misappropriation of royal property. We do not know whether all these persons were also suspects themselves or whether some were simply associates of th…

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Hoffner, Harry A., Jr., “Records of Testimony Given In the Trials of Suspected Thieves and Embezzlers of Royal Property (3.HI.B.1)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 26 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_3_HI_B_1>



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