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Kurbaʾil Statue (2.113E)
(485 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


Engraved on a statue of Shalmaneser (measuring 103 cm in height), the text belongs to Recension E of his annals. Since the last regnal year narrated is the twentieth, the statue must date to 839–838 bce. While it belongs to the same recension as the Marble Slab ( COS COSB.2.113D), the narrative concerning Shalmaneser’s eighteenth year campaign against Hazael…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “Kurbaʾil Statue (2.113E)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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