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Treaty Of Aššur-Nerariv With Matiʾ-Ilu, King of arpad (4.34)
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Subject: Lev 26:29; Deut 28:53–57; Jer 19:9; Ezek 5:10; 2Kgs 6:28–29; Lam 2:20; 4:10

This treaty between the Assyrian king Aššur-nerari V (754–745) and Matiʾ-ilu, the king of the Syro-Anatolian city-state of Arpad, was made during a period of general decline in Assyria’s centralized control in the first half of the eighth century. Nonetheless, Parpola and Watanabe (1988:xxvii) suggest that the treaty “was probably concluded in Aššur-nerari’s very first year and it seems to have been duly observed by…

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Lauinger, Jacob, “Treaty Of Aššur-Nerariv With Matiʾ-Ilu, King of arpad (4.34)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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