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The Murder of Sennacherib (3.95)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Letters; Assyria


About three thousand letters have been recovered from the royal archives of the Sargonid Dynasty (721–609 bce) at Nineveh. Half of them were published by Harper (1892–1914) under the title of Assyrian and Babylonian Letters (hence  ABL ), and translated by Waterman (1930–36) and, in part, by Pfeiffer (1935). The whole corpus is being reedited by the State Archives of Assyria (SAA) project (Helsinki); see for now SAA…

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Hallo, William W., “The Murder of Sennacherib (3.95)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>

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