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Shuruppak (1.176)
(1,024 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Instructions


In addition to the standard version of this composition, dating around 1900–1800 BCE, an Early Dynastic version dating as early as 2600–2500 BCE, and two partly preserved Akkadian translations, one dating around 1500 BCE, and one dating around 1100 BCE, are known. The excerpts translated here are from the standard version, attested i…

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Alster, Bendt, “Shuruppak (1.176)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>

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