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Neo-Babylonian Trial Records
by Shalom E. Holtz
SBL Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-1-58983-945-8 | Paper: 978-1-58983-943-4 | Cloth: 978-1-58983-944-1
Library of Congress Classification KL707.H65 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 347.35507

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

New translations of fifty transliterated texts for research and classroom use


This collection of sixth-century B.C.E. Mesopotamian texts provides a close-up, often dramatic, view of ancient courtroom encounters shedding light on Neo-Babylonian legal culture and daily life. In addition to the legal texts, Holtz provides an introduction to Neo-Babylonian social history, archival records, and legal materials. This is an essential resource for scholars interested in the history of law.



Features



  • Fifty new English translations

  • Transliterations for use in advanced Akkadian courses

  • Background essays perfect for courses dealing with ancient Near Eastern history and law

  • Explanatory essays preceding each text and its translation


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