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Dialogue Between Assurbanipal and Nabu (1.145)
(646 words)

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

Dialogue Between Assurbanipal and Nabu (1.145)


In the assembly of the great gods [I constantly] speak in your adulation, Nabu! May the [assembly] of my detractors not take control of me!


[In the temple of the Queen of] Nineveh I approach you, hero among the gods, his gods, his brothers. You are the eternal trust of Assurbanipal!


[Since I was a small] child I have lain at the feet of Nabu! Nabu, do not le…

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Livingstone, Alasdair, “Dialogue Between Assurbanipal and Nabu (1.145)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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