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An Assurbanipal Hymn for Shamash (1.143)
(428 words)

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

An Assurbanipal Hymn for Shamash (1.143)


Light of the great gods, resplendent illuminator of the universe,

Lofty judge, shepherd of the celestial and earthly regions,

As if they were cuneiform signs you watch over all lands with your light!

You are one who does not become tired by divination, daily making the decisions for the denizens of heaven and earth!


At your coming out, blazing fire, all the stars of hea…

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Livingstone, Alasdair, “An Assurbanipal Hymn for Shamash (1.143)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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