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The Death of Shulgi (3.143)
(239 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Accounts


Account texts are probably the single most abundantly attested genre in Sumerian, and certainly in neo-Sumerian. They reflect an economy largely managed by the state. But occasionally they reveal, if only incidentally, details of other aspects of daily life, including ritual belief and practice, as in the following text.

1. the Death of Shulgi (3.143)

Subject: Gen 7:4, 10; 50:10; Job 2:13

19 slave girls (working) full time (and)…

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Hallo, William W., “The Death of Shulgi (3.143)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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