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By Maynard Paul Maidman, Ann K. Guinan (editor)

Historic Nuzi, buried underneath smooth Yorghan Tepe in northern Iraq, is a past due Bronze Age city belonging to the dominion of Arrap a that has yielded among 6,500 and 7,000 felony, financial and administrative pills, all belonging to a interval of a few 5 generations (ca. 1475 1350 B.C.E.) and just about all from recognized archaeological contexts. The pills have been excavated from the govt. administrative complexes, from homes in all of the city neighborhoods, from all of the suburban villas, or even a number of dozen from the temple complicated. those Akkadian-language files comprise contracts for hard work, deeds of sale, testamentary wills, slave revenues, ration lists, inter-office memoranda, trial documents, scholastic texts, and lots more and plenty extra. The ninety-six texts awarded right here in transliteration and translation are divided into 5 teams facing subject matters of ancient curiosity: Nuzi and the political strength chargeable for its death; the crimes and trials of a mayor of Nuzi; a multigenerational criminal fight over name to an excessive amount of land; the revolutionary enrichment of 1 family members on the fee of one other via a chain of actual property transactions; and the character of the ilku, a true property tax whose dynamic is important in defining the commercial and social constitution of Nuzi as an entire.

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Maynard Paul Maidman, Ann K. Guinan (editor)'s Nuzi Texts and Their Uses as Historical Evidence PDF

Historical Nuzi, buried underneath sleek Yorghan Tepe in northern Iraq, is a overdue Bronze Age city belonging to the dominion of Arrap a that has yielded among 6,500 and 7,000 criminal, monetary and administrative drugs, all belonging to a interval of a few 5 generations (ca. 1475 1350 B. C. E. ) and just about all from identified archaeological contexts.

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48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 69 (text damaged), 70, 71, 73, 74, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 94, 95, 96. Some of these documents explicitly note, in the wording of the texts themselves, the presence of seal impressions. Such texts are indicated here in boldface. The reader should be aware that, on the odd occasion, a text will note the presence of a seal impression where it is not, in fact, present. ) This means that texts marked in boldface probably, but not necessarily, indicate that seal impressions are present.

Exod 2:23–24), for sheer detail and 8 nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence sustained development, these two dozen texts and the multiple offences alleged therein are without parallel in ancient primary records of any period or place. And yet, perhaps of greater significance than this detailed documentation of ongoing corruption is the incidental light shed by these records on aspects of municipal administration in northern Iraq in the middle of the second preChristian millennium. Through this misbehavior, the characters populating these depositions inform us as to correct behavior and appropriate governance.

26 Thus both logic and analogy (itself a very powerful tool in the hands of careful historians of this time and place) combine to make reasonable sense of the inchoate data at our disposal. 27 Unfortunately, it is only by an argument from silence (and archaeological inference in the case of Nuzi) that one can deduce this last stage. The Central Front: Zizza, Apena, and Neighbors28 Apena and Zizza, in any case, were the loci of Arrapḫan forces. Zizza especially seems to have been the site of considerable activity.

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