Nuzi


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Nuzi

(no͞o`zē), site near Kirkuk, N Iraq. Thousands of clay tablets unearthed there bear inscriptions said to have been made by the Horims (or Horites) of the Bible. The tablets, which are in Akkadian, reveal much about ancient laws and customs.
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The Nuzi tablets give ample evidence of a servant being adopted as a son who would care for the adoptive parents, give them a respectful burial, and inherit the property.
at Mari, Nuzi, and Ebla), alleged in the earlier twentieth century, have fallen apart upon closer inspection.
Arguments that glass production began in Mesopotamia largely rest on artifacts recovered nearly a century ago at Nuzi, a site in what's now Iraq.
See " Woguo nuzi daxue de lishi, xianzhuang he weilai" (Past, Present, and Future of Women's Colleges in Our Country), http://www.
That interpretation is based on an analysis of a 3,300-year-old clay ball found at a site in Mesopotamia named Nuzi that had 49 pebbles and a cuneiform text containing a contract commanding a shepherd to care for 49 sheep and goats.
West, The Nuzi Tablets: Reflections on the Patriarchal Narratives, 10 Bible and Spade 68(1981).
The fragment which is behind Confucius' image as sexist (17:25) has known countless interpretations: ("Only nuzi and petty people are hard to rear.
Duckweed Cloud) in the journal Nuzi shijie [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Women's World, 1904-1905).
This is an excellent introduction to the records of ancient Nuzi and to the importance for historians of returning to original sources.
Some of the pottery found on the base is about 5,000 years old and linked to the Yorghun Tepe or Nuzi people of the Hurrian civilization.
On the other hand, Mesopotamia, Syria, Philistia, and other Ancient Near Eastern lands are frequently no more than names to our students, and they are likely to be unaware of Hatti or Nuzi or Mari or yet other places in the East.
A Found in Nuzi, in present-day Iraq, this clay tablet (re-drawn at right) is considered to be the oldest map.