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The Exaltation of Inanna (1.160)
(2,340 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Myths


This is one of three hymns to the goddess Inanna attributed to Enheduanna in its own text. All three are listed together at the beginning of a literary catalogue, with this composition last (Cohen 1976:131f.). The cycle is a counterpart to The Collection of the Temple Hymns, another cycle attributed to the same author (Sjöberg and Bergmann 1969). If …

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Hallo, William W., “The Exaltation of Inanna (1.160)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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