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A Collection of Model Court Cases from Old Babylonian Nippur (CBS 11324)

  • Jacob Klein and Tonia M Sharlach


CBS 11324, an Old Babylonian tablet from Nippur, contains three model court cases concerning 1) the adoption of an anbandoned child, 2) a dispute over inheritance between a man and his uncle, and 3) a dispute over inheritance between brothers. This article also discusses the links with the Old Babylonian lexical tradition, first of all Ana ittišu. The second case is decided by king Išme-Dagan of Isin, thus providing a date for the composition of this text.

Published Online: 2007-09-03
Published in Print: 2007-06-19

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