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Complaint To Zimri-Lim About Ibal-Addu (ARM 28.115) (4.69)
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Subject: Prov 20:17; Lam 3:15

The upper Habur was a crowded political landscape in which there was constant competition among the kings of the region. In ARM 28.115 (4.69), Yaphur-Lim, the king of Izallu, wrote to Zimri-Lim and complained about his neighboring king, Ibal-Addu (cf. ARM 28.77 [4.58] and ARM 28.51 [4.68]). Yaphur-Lim’s primary frustration was that Ibal-Addu was harboring a rival claimant, a kaltum, to the throne of Izallu (cf. A.1215, [4.62]).1 It is noteworthy that Yaphur-Lim was not alone in charging Ibal-Addu with harboring a rival claiman…

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Miglio, Adam E., “Complaint To Zimri-Lim About Ibal-Addu (ARM 28.115) (4.69)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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