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Texts from Nuzi (4.31)
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Nuzi was a city in the land of Arrapḫe, which lay northeast of the Tigris between the Little Zab and the tributaries of the Radānu, flowing from the Zagros foothills. During the 15th and early 14th centuries bce , Arrapḫe was a kingdom subordinate to Mittani.1 Its seat of kingship was the city of Arrapḫe, also called Āl-ilāni, “City of the Gods,” located at present-day Kirkuk. Toward the end of the 19th century CE, cuneiform tablets dug clandestinely from the ancient mound in Kirkuk began to circulate on the antiquities market. This site, being inhabited,…

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von Dassow, Eva, “Texts from Nuzi (4.31)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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