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Neo-Babylonian Trial Records
Holtz, Shalom E.

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014 pp. xvi + 272. $36.95

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Description: 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.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Babylonian Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Akkadian

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Review by J. H. Price
Published 9/24/2015
Citation: J. H. Price, review ofNeo-Babylonian Trial Records, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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