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Assurbanipal’s Coronation Hymn (1.142)
(648 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns


This text should be read together with the Middle Assyrian Coronation Ritual Prayer and the Late Piece of Constructed Mythology (see text COSB.1.146 below).

Assurbanipal’s Coronation Hymn (1.142)


May Shamash, king of heaven and earth, raise you to shepherdship over the four regions!

May Assur, who gave you the [scepter], prolong your days and years!

Spread your land wide at your feet!

May Sherua extol you…

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Livingstone, Alasdair, “Assurbanipal’s Coronation Hymn (1.142)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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