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Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie

Ed. by Sallaberger, Walther

Together with Cavigneaux, Antoine / Frame, Grant / Otto, Adelheid / van den Hout, Theo P.J.

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Volume 93, Issue 2


The Case of the Elusive Debtors: CT 4 6a and CT 6 34b

Raymond Westbrook
Published Online: 2008-03-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zava.93.2.199


A dossier of two Old Babylonian litigation records is explained as a creditor's attempts to claim penal damages arising from breach of a contract to supply goods and his two debtors' manœuvres to avoid immediate payment. The interpretation also reaffirms the interpretation of the disputed term mitḫārum as an additional equal amount.

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Published Online: 2008-03-11

Published in Print: 2003-12-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Assyrologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, Volume 93, Issue 2, Pages 199–207, ISSN (Online) 1613-1150, ISSN (Print) 0084-5299, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zava.93.2.199.

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