Context of Scripture Online

Get access

The Cylinder Inscription (2.118H)
(238 words)

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


Discovered at Khorsabad, the text is inscribed on four barrel cylinders (two in the Louvre at Paris and two in the British Museum in London). The inscription commemorates the founding of Sargon’s new capital at Dūr-Šarrukīn.

The Cylinder Inscription (2.118H)

(lines 19–20)1

(Sargon) who subjugated the extensive land of Bīt-Ḫumria (Israel), who inf…

Cite this page
Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Cylinder Inscription (2.118H)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲