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Neo-Babylonian Inscriptions (2.AK.A.5)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions


After the fall of the Assyrian Empire at the end of the 7th century bce, power shifted back to Babylon, whose rulers inherited most of the territories formerly ruled by the kings of Assyria. During this relatively short but brilliant period (626–539 bce) the kings of the Neo-Babylonian dynasty embellished their capital with numerous architectural wonders. They also extensively rebuilt the temples of Babylonia,1 which had been left in a …

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Beaulieu, Paul-Alain, “Neo-Babylonian Inscriptions (2.AK.A.5)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>

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