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Amar-Suena (2.140B)
(239 words)

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


A thirteen-line brick inscription from Eridu (modern Abu Shahrain) records Amar-Suena’s construction of Enki’s abzu temple. Sumerian abzu “sweet underground source” may conceivably be connected with the “abyss” of Gen 7:11, but the connection is far from certain. Abu Shahrain was excavated by Loftus in 1849, Taylor in 1855, Thompson in 1918,…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Amar-Suena (2.140B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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