Assyrian and Babylonian contracts, with Aramaic reference notes

Stevenson_Assyrian_Contracts-161.jpg
1902
American Book Company

Dr. James Henry Stevenson studied and translated contract texts from the British Museum, which are written in Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform along with Aramaic inscriptions. Stevenson admits the cuneiform is difficult, but the Aramaic is far harder to decipher because it was (lightly) scratched into the tablets. For those interested in Semitic paleography, these Assyrian and Babylonian contracts are a helpful guide to understanding the changes Aramaic underwent from the seventh to fifth centuries BCE.

Title

Assyrian and Babylonian contracts, with Aramaic reference notes

Publisher

American Book Company

Date

1902

Description

Dr. James Henry Stevenson studied and translated contract texts from the British Museum, which are written in Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform along with Aramaic inscriptions. Stevenson admits the cuneiform is difficult, but the Aramaic is far harder to decipher because it was (lightly) scratched into the tablets. For those interested in Semitic paleography, these Assyrian and Babylonian contracts are a helpful guide to understanding the changes Aramaic underwent from the seventh to fifth centuries BCE.

Source

James Stevenson Collection. Vanderbilt University Special Collections

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Citation

James Henry Stevenson, “Assyrian and Babylonian contracts, with Aramaic reference notes ,” Gallery, accessed December 10, 2018, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3466.