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Bibil Identifier bibil:213612
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Aramaic 'Fugitive' Decree
Title (English, ) A New Interpretation
Author Bhayro, Siam
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 6, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 1-15 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper presents a new interpretation of the so-called 'Fugitive' Decree, suggesting that it is concerned with setting migrants to work rather than apprehending a miscreant. It is based on an attempt to take into account the underlying Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian) terminology, to appreciate the overall structure and syntax of the text and to reflect the socio-political situation in Babylonia during the Neo-Assyrian period. It also makes a tentative claim that the text's terminology reflects the different settlement patterns of the agriculturalist Chaldeans and pastoralist Aramaeans.
DOI 10.1163/147783508X371268
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : History and Civilization : 1st millennium : Dominion of the New Assyrian Empire
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