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Update On A Land-Dispute In The Upper Jezirah (ARM 28.95) (4.75)

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Author(s): Miglio, Adam E.
Commentary Subject: Num 5:11-31; 1Sam 29; Judg 9:26-44; Hos 6:9 In this letter, Shub-ram (cf. A.1610+ [4.63]), wrote to Zimri-Lim to update him about a legal dispute over the city of Shunhum. The problem was that Ili-Eshtar of Shuna claimed the city, but Ili-Addu had seized control of it. This dispute was to be resolved by the River ordeal. Then, after the ordeal, Haya-Sumu would award the city to the rightful owner. Zimri-Lim had established Haya-Sumu as a close ally in the upper Habur; in fact, Zimri-Lim had married two daughters to Haya-Sumu (cf. ARM 10.5 [4.61]). Yet Shub-ram reporte…