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Report On Ruse Involving The King Of Gutium (M.11495) (4.70)
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Subject: 1Sam 13:37-38

Elam, located in western Iran, was a significant political power during Zimri-Lim’s reign. It was a watershed event, therefore, when the Sukkal of Elam led a campaign into Syro-Mesopotamia. Just prior to this campaign, the Sukkal of Elam had been allied with Hammu-rabi of Babylon and Zimri-Lim against the city of Eshnunna. However, immediately after the defeat of Eshnunna, the Sukkal provoked a war with several of his former allies, including Hammu-rabi and Zimri-Lim (cf. M.6…

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Miglio, Adam E., “Report On Ruse Involving The King Of Gutium (M.11495) (4.70)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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