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The Theogony of Dunnu (1.112)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Myths


The city of Dunnu (m), whose name is a generic term for “fort, fortress,” is equated in a lexical text with the “pristine heavenly city” (URU-SAG-AN-NA), and in a date formula with the “ancient capital city” or rather perhaps the “bolt” (URU-SAG-MAH) of the kingdom of Isin. Its fall in 1795 bce ushered in the fall of Isin to Larsa in the following year. In the present text, it is even called an “etern…

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Hallo, William W., “The Theogony of Dunnu (1.112)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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