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Published: 09 April 1992

176 Pages | illus.

ISBN: 9780197261170

Bookseller Code (06)

Mari and the Early Israelite Experience

Abraham Malamat

A British Academy Publication

Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology

In 1936 a French archaeological expedition to Mari, the capital of a kingdom on the Middle Euphrates in Syria, uncovered an archive of some 25,000 cuneiform tablets. Examining this huge corpus of Old Babylonian documents, Malamet shows how they reveal a vivid picture of Mesopotamia at a time when the Israelites were in their earliest formative stage.