Neo-Babylonian Trial Records

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Author  Shalom E. Holtz
Publisher  Society of Biblical Literature
Publication Date   March 5, 2014
ISBN  1589839439
Pages  290

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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.

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