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Babati (2.144)
(265 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Monumental Inscriptions; Seal Inscriptions; Seal Inscriptions


The queen-mother wielded great influence in Sumer as she did in Judah and Israel, where she was known as gevira and shegal respectively (de Vaux 1961:117–119). The latter term presumably derives from Akkadian ša ekalli, lit. “she of the palace,” and this in turn from Sumerian É.GAL, “palace” (cf. Hebrew hēkāl). In the case of Abi-simti, Babati used his sister’s influence …

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“Babati (2.144)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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