Ur III Cuneiform Tablet

Ur III Cuneiform Tablet

Ur III period cuneiform tablet being an administrative account of builders, male and female and slave laborers. From the well-documented Garshana Archives, which dates to an eight year period in the years 2031-2024 BC during the Third Dynasty of Ur and details administration associated with the royal estate of the general and physician Šu-Kabta, a physician and general and his wife, the princess Simat-Ištaran.

  • Conventionally dated 2031-2024 BC during the Third Dynasty of Ur.
  • Dated using the Osgood chronology (2016), places the creation of the tablet (being Ur III) at approximately 1670 BC.
  • In Biblical terms, this is contemporary with later-life Isaac, and Jacob (Israel).
  • Records in detail the administration of various aspects of a household associated with the royal estate of the general and physician Šu-Kabta, a physician and general and his wife, the princess Simat-Ištaran.
  • Contains detailed information on the construction and maintenance of the many buildings on the estate that included a brewery, textile and flour mills, leather working shop, and kitchen; the hiring and supervision of builders and laborers coming from various towns near and far; and numerous other details of daily life.
  • Tablets like these help us to get a full picture of how people lived and their culture during different periods recorded in the Bible.
  • This is important, as it helps us to match certain chronologies and timelines up to the Bible, enabling us to get an accurate chronology based on the Bible.