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The Sippar Cylinder of Nabonidus (2.123A)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Babylonian Inscriptions


This long and complex inscription occurs in several exemplars and fragmentary duplicates, all clay cylinders inscribed in Neo-Babylonian script and found in the remains of the Ebabbar temple in Sippar. One exemplar was found in Babylon, in the so-called “palace museum,” along with many older inscriptions remov…

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Beaulieu, Paul-Alain, “The Sippar Cylinder of Nabonidus (2.123A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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