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Shulgi (2.139D)
(168 words)

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


An eight-line Sumerian brick inscription from Susa (modern Shush in western Iran) records Shulgi’s construction of the temple of the god Inshushinak, tutelary deity of Susa (for Susa, cf. Neh 1:1; Esth 1–4, 8–9, passim; Dan 8:2). The site of Susa has been excavated since 1897 by successive teams of French archaeologists.

Shulgi (2.139D)

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

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