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The Iran Stela (2.117B)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


This inscription is incised on a stela from somewhere in western Iran, perhaps Luristan (Levine 1972:11). The exact provenance is unknown. It is the only known stela of Tiglath-pileser III. After his second campaign in the area in his 9th palû (regnal year) (i.e. 737 bce), he set it up on the border of one of the states that he had defeated during that campaign.1

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Iran Stela (2.117B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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