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Cuneiform traditions have left their imprint to varying degrees in many parts of the Aramaic conveyance, but the two most instructive examples are probably the satisfaction and warranty clauses. The antecedents to the Aramaic warranty clause similarly are limited to provincial corpora including Old Assyrian texts, Old Babylonian texts from Susa, Middle Assyrian deeds of sale, and the Late Bronze Age texts from Nuzi and Alalakh. The warranty and satisfaction clauses do not share the same fate in the Aramaic tradition, as the former becomes a fixture of the Aramaic sale formulary, while the latter never appears again outside of the Elephantine papyri. The homologion is a characterized by its subjective formulation, meaning that it is in the form of a first-person address by one of the parties.

Keywords: Aramaic conveyance; Cuneiform traditions; Elephantine papyri; homologion; Old Assyrian texts; Old Babylonian texts; satisfaction clause; warranty clause



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