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By Shalom E. Holtz

Although students have recognized of Neo-Babylonian felony texts virtually due to the fact that Assyriology's very beginnings, no finished research of courtroom strategy has been undertaken. This lack is especially evident in gentle of reviews of court docket approach in previous sessions of Mesopotamian heritage. With those stories as a version, this e-book starts off via featuring a finished category of the text-types that made up the 'tablet path' of documents of the adjudication of felony disputes within the Neo-Babylonian. In providing this text-typology, it considers the texts' felony functionality in the adjudicatory approach. in line with this, the e-book describes the adjudicatory method because it is attested in deepest files in addition to in documents from the Eanna at Uruk.

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Stolper, “The Genealogy of the Murašû Family,” JCS 28 (1976), p. 195. For a general comparison between the contents of the Murašû archives and other archives, see Veysel Donbaz and Matthew W. Stolper, Istanbul Murašû Texts (Istanbul, 1997), pp. 12–15. 53 For example, see the discussion of Wunsch, CM 20, No. 84 in Wunsch, CM 20a, pp. 110–113 and of Wunsch, CM 20, No. 112 in Wunsch, CM 20a, pp. 124–125. 54 See, for example, Petschow, Pfandrecht, p. 127 and Wunsch, BA 2, Nos. 42, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48.

TIRki 3. iq-bi um-ma md m (1–3) mNergal-rē ūa the slave of Iddin-Marduk said thus to the judges of Nabonidus, king of Babylon: m B. Quotation of plaintiff ’s statement 3. UTU EN-a 4. MA e-pi-ru-tu 5. GAL-na-tan 6. ” The Akkadian word epirūtu is not known as a qualification of dates. Both AHw. decision records 29 7. NUN-tim ša2 ZU2. ” 8. TIRki u2-še-la-am-ma 9. ši-pir-tu4 ša2 mMU-dAMAR. UTU id-di-nam-ma 10. LUM. MA ina lib3-[bi-šu2] ša2- i-ir (8–10) “He brought the boats to Babylon and he gave me m Iddin-Marduk’s message.

KU5 na4 Seal of mNergal-ušallim, the judge; Seal of mNabû-a ē-iddin [the jud]ge; Seal of mNabû-šuma-ukīn, the judge; Seal of mBēl-a ē-iddin, the judge; [Seal] of mBēl-ē [ir], the judge. In terms of its formulaic elements, that is those elements that do not pertain to the specifics of the case, YOS 19, 101 closely resembles three other texts: Wunsch, AfO 44/45 (1997/1998), No. 6; Wunsch, AfO 44/45 (1997/1998), No. 21; and Nbn 356. All four texts were written by the same court scribes, Nabû-šuma-iškun descendant of Rāb-banê (who wrote YOS 19, 101) or Nādinu descendant of Pa āru, either together or alone.

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