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The Adad-Guppi Autobiography (1.147)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Fictional Royal Autobiography


In 1906 H. Pognon discovered a much-broken stela at Eski Harran (Nab. H 1, A). The text left many questions unanswered but was identified as composed for either the mother or grandmother of Nabonidus. Happily, D. S. Rice discovered a duplicate in the pavement steps of the northern entrance to the Great Mosque at Harran (Nab…

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Longman III, Tremper, “The Adad-Guppi Autobiography (1.147)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>

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