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Zimri-Lim (2.112)
(168 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Late Old Babylonian Inscriptions


After a period of rule over Mari by Shamshi-Addu of Ekallatum and his son Iasmah-Addu, Zimri-Lim, son of Iahdun-Lim, was able to reassert control of the “Lim” dynasty over Mari. He reigned in Mari for a period of about 15 years until his defeat at the hands of Hammu-rapi of Babylon.

An inscription known from four clay tablet copies records Zimri-Lim’s build…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Zimri-Lim (2.112)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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