1887

oa Journal for Semitics - The role of the scribe according to the Mari texts: A study of terminology

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471

 

Abstract

After more than 50 years have passed since the discovery of the Old Babylonian city of Mari with its invaluable archive, new volumes of cunieform texts have recently been published. With all the material already available, we can study in depth the role of the scribe in the kingdom of Mari. In previous studies the ancient scribe was considered primarily as a secretary, though, as such, he became quite influential, especially when he was the secretary of a king. The numerous references in the Mari texts to scribes, by name, enable us to determine their role more specifically.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/semit/3/1/AJA10318471_295
1991-01-01
2020-07-15

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error