n Journal for Semitics - Old Babylonian Nippur solutions between beneficiaries in a deceased estate division agreement

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471


In Old Babylonian Nippur, the family division agreement from a deceased estate is an arrangement by beneficiaries to change co-ownership to sole ownership by re-allocating and trading their rights to the inherited deceased estate assets. This article is concerned with some of the unique solutions found in the Nippur division agreement where deceased estate assets are divided meticulously into equal portions of sole ownership. Special attention is given to the clause balancing the value of each deceased estate asset awarded to a beneficiary as a in conjunction with the rule of preference-portion of the eldest brother () and casting of lots ().

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