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Bibil Identifier bibil:217439
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) An Egibi Tablet in Jerusalem
Author Abraham, Kathleen
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 61, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 68-73 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Egibi family archive from Babylon is, with its approximately 2,000 inscribed clay tablets, the largest of its kind among the private archives from first-millennium BCE Babylonia. They were written between 606-486 BCE. Today the tablets are dispersed in museums around the world, the majority being housed at the British Museum in London and the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin. The Israel Museum of Jerusalem holds one Egibi tablet in its collections. In the present article the tablet is published for the first time, and its place within the wider Egibi archive is discussed in full.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : Literature : Correspondence - Archives : Economic Texts (Facsimile)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Money
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
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