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Proverbs Quoted In Other Genres (1.175)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Proverbs


The proverbs quoted in the Sumerian proverb collections are usually devoid of context indicative of the situations to which they were normally applied. Yet, in some lucky cases, the proverbs listed in the proverb collections coincide with those quoted in literary compositions.1 On the other hand, a number of proverbs found in literary compositions, in particular in Shuruppak’s Instru…

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Alster, Bendt, “Proverbs Quoted In Other Genres (1.175)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <>

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