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Shulgi (2.139C)
(175 words)

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


A Neo-Babylonian tablet copy of a Shulgi inscription records the king’s construction of the E-meslam temple, shrine of the underworld god Nergal in Cuthah (modern Tell Ibrahim). Sargon II of Assyria, after his conquest of Samaria, repopulated the former capital city with inhabitants of Cuthah (IDB 1: 752).

Shulgi (2.139C)

Subject: 2 Kgs 17:24, 30

(1–4) Šulgi, migh…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Shulgi (2.139C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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