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Report On Ḫapīrū-Activities In The Balih Region (ARM 2.131) (4.48)
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Subject: 2 Sam 20:6; Jer 6:1

The kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia, which Shamshi-Adad established with his sons Yasmah-Addu and Ishme-Dagan, was centered in the Habur at the city of Shubat-Enlil (Tell Leilan). This kingdom stretched from the banks of the Tigris to the Euphrates and included several adjacent regions as well. The three letters from Shamshi-Adad’s reign that are included below (4.48–4.50) share a focus on regions to the west of the upper Habur – from the Balih to the Beqaʿ. In this letter, ARM 2.131 (4.48), the high-ranking official Mashum1 wrote to Yasmah-Addu ab…

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Miglio, Adam E., “Report On Ḫapīrū-Activities In The Balih Region (ARM 2.131) (4.48)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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