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A Letter Reporting Matters in Kalaḫ (Kalḫu) (3.96)
(1,336 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Letters; Assyria


This letter (NL 16; ND 2765; IM 64159) comes from Kalaḫ (Nimrud) and dates between 720 and 715 bce during the reign of Sargon II. Therefore its contents cannot refer to the aftermath of the campaign against Ashdod in 712/ 711 bce (see note 1). Beside the issues regarding a festival that has recently been celebrated in the city and certain bull colossi that the governor, Marduk-rēmanni, had been placi…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “A Letter Reporting Matters in Kalaḫ (Kalḫu) (3.96)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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