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The Nimrud Inscription (2.118I)
(513 words)

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


Inscribed on two slabs from Calah (Nimrud), this text is a summary inscription recording Sargon’s restoration of Aššur-naṣir-pal II’s palace. One slab is in Assyrian characters, the other in Babylonian. While the inscription is not dated, it appears to date to late 717 or early 716 bce (Naʾaman 1994:19–20).

The Nimrud Inscription (2.118I)

Subject: Isa 10:27–32


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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Nimrud Inscription (2.118I)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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