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This article analyzes the uses of writing in the ambit of Babylonian temple households of the first millennium bc. It describes the social and economic background of Neo-Babylonian temple communities, focusing on the long sixth century the period between the emergence of the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the fall of Assyria. It also discusses the structure, aim, and efficiency of temple bureaucracy and addresses the question of the priests' literacy and the use of writing for private record-keeping in priestly households.
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