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Shulgi (2.139A)
(220 words)

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


A steatite foundation tablet of unknown provenance — it probably came from Uruk — deals with the construction by Shulgi (the second king of the Ur III dynasty, who reigned ca. 2094–2047 BCE) of a temple to the goddess Ninsiʾana.

Ninsiʾana, a form of the goddess Inanna, appears in two aspects in Sumerian texts, one female (likely the planet Venus as th…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Shulgi (2.139A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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