Studies in Aramaic Inscriptions and Onomastics, Volume III: Ma'lana

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The description, location, chronology, and nature of the bilingual archive from Ma'lana, called Ma'allanate by Assyriologists, is followed by the up-dated analysis of all the Aramaic texts and epigraphs, as well as of the proper names, occurring there or related to them. This material, so far scattered in a dozen of different publications, is now collected and reorganized in four chapters. All the texts dealt with date to ca. 700-620 B.C., from the office tenure of Hadddiy, the palace prefect of Queen ...

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Overview

The description, location, chronology, and nature of the bilingual archive from Ma'lana, called Ma'allanate by Assyriologists, is followed by the up-dated analysis of all the Aramaic texts and epigraphs, as well as of the proper names, occurring there or related to them. This material, so far scattered in a dozen of different publications, is now collected and reorganized in four chapters. All the texts dealt with date to ca. 700-620 B.C., from the office tenure of Hadddiy, the palace prefect of Queen Naqi'a/Zakutu, to the time of Sehr-nuri under the reign of Sin-sarra-iskun. These chapters are followed by a palaeographic study of the inscriptions, presented with facsimiles, a detailed grammatical analysis, and a study of the legal contents of the deeds in light of parallel documents. There follow indices of proper names, subjects treated, sources used, and modern authors. A list of illustrations completes the volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789042923805
  • Publisher: Peeters Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/30/2010
  • Series: Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta Series , #200
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations IX

Foreword XIX

I The Bilingual Archive From Ma'lana 1

1 The clay tablets 1

2 Location of the archive 4

3 Chronology 12

4 Nature of the archive 21

II Court Ruling in Favour of Haddiy (CA. 700 B.C.) 25

1 Judgement 29

2 Witnesses 37

3 Date 44

III Aramaic Deeds From Tile Time of Haddiy (CA. 700-665 B.C.) 49

1 Receipt (0. 3645) 49

2 Loan of silver (0. 3713) 56

3 Sale of barley (0. 3655) 62

4 Loan of donkeys (0. 3646) 71

5 Loan of barley (0. 3670) 82

6 Delivery contract for straw (0. 3654) 87

7 Memorandum concerning removal of barley (0. 3698) 95

Eponyms dating tablets from the time of Haddiy 97

IV Aramaic Texts From Tile Time of Harranay and His Sons (CA. 665-635 B.c.) 99

1 Loan of "Ishtar's silver" (0. 3650) 101

2 Loan of barley (0. 3658) 111

3 Loan of barley (0. 3659) 114

4 Loan of wheat (0. 3673) 116

5 Memorandum concerning donkeys and tin (0. 3672) 119

6 Memorandum concerning an estate at J: Hawwara (0.3648) 123

7 Barley loan to a man from Qastu (0. 3693) 131

8 Silver borrowed by 'Anan (0. 3702b) 131

9 Mortgage (0. 3717) 133

Eponyms dating tablets from the time of Harranay and his sons 141

V Aramaic Deeds From the Last Years of the Archive (CA. 635-620 B.C.) 143

1 Loan of "Hadad's silver" to Baban (0. 3652) 143

2 Loan of "Hadad's silver" to Behr-nuri (0.3647) 148

3 Loan of "Hadad's silver" to Amnan (0. 3716) 153

4 Loan of sheep and silver to Amnan (0. 3656) 160

5 Contract of service (0. 3649) 165

6 Loan of barley to Ubru-Nabu (0.3657) 169

7 Loan of straw to Hadad-suri[ (0.3651) 171

8 Loan of straw to Ahwan (0. 3671) 175

9 Loan of straw to Kulu'a' (0.3715) 177

Eponyms dating tablets from the the last years of the archive 180

VI The Palaeography of the Aramaic Tablets From Ma'lana 181

VII The Grammar of the Aramaic Tablets From Ma'lana 207

1 Orthography 208

A Polyvalent characters 208

B Apheresis, apocope, quiescense 215

C Vowels 218

D Neo-Assyrian names and loanwords 221

2 Morphosyntax 223

A Nominal elements 223

A.1 State 223

A.2 The complements of the noun 228

A.3 complements of the verb 233

B Verbal elements 236

B.1 The perfect of active verbs 236

B.2 The perfect of stative verbs 237

B.3 The indicative imperfect 237

B.4 The infinitive 238

3 Syntax 238

A Elliptic clauses 238

B Verbal clauses 239

C The casus pendens 241

D Coordination 242

VIII Legal Commentary 245

1 The legal document 245

A The document 245

B Authentication marks 251

C Witnesses 253

D Date 255

1 Loans 255

A Formulation 256

B Loans of natural produce 260

C Harvester clause 261

D Loans of silver 263

E Multiple debtors 264

F Guarantee and pledge 265

3 Receipts 266

4 Work contracts 268

5 Lease of cattle 269

6 Mortgage 269

7 Surety 270

8 Litigation 272

9 Memorandum 272

Conclusion 273

Indexes 275

1 Personal names in West Semitic alphabetic scripts 275

2 Personal names in cuneiform script 278

3 Personal names in other scripts 281

Hieroglyphs 281

Greek 281

4 Historical and selected archival personal names 282

5 Geographical and ethnical names 284

6 Divine and mythological names 287

7 Glossary 288

Alphabetic scripts 288

CuneifoITIl script 289

8 Other subjects 289

9 References 291

Aramaic inscriptions and papyri 291

Cuneiform texts 295

Biblical references 299

Post-biblical sources. 300

10 Modem authors 301

List of text figures, facsimiles, and illustrations 307

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