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Ishme-Dagan (2.94)
(220 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Early Old Babylonian Inscriptions


A Sumerian inscription found on various stamped or inscribed bricks from Nippur indicates that they originally came from a socle built by Ishme-Dagan (third king of the Isin I dynasty, who reigned c. 1953–1935 bce) for the ceremonial mace of the god Ninurta, the god Enlil’s second in command at Nippur. Isin-Larsa period account texts from …

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Frayne, Douglas, “Ishme-Dagan (2.94)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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