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.
Shalom E. Holtz is Associate Professor Bible at Yeshiva University in New York, an Assyriologist, and a biblical scholar interested in Mesopotamian literature and law and their relationships to biblical and post-biblical writings. He is the author of Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure (Brill, 2009).
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