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Advice For Zimri-Lim On How To Respond To Atamrum (A.2730) (4.72)
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Subject: 2Sam 14:28-33

Ibal-El, a merḫūm, 1 wrote this letter to Zimri-Lim regarding the relatively new Yamut-bal king at Andarig, Atamrum. Ibal-El provided Zimri-Lim with two responses to Atamrum’s demands. In the first half of the letter, Ibal-El seems to offer a rationale for rejecting Atamrum’s request for troops. Ibal-El’s explanation recalled several earlier events, including an instance involving the former king of Andarig, Qarni-Lim (cf. FM 2.116 [4.60]; A.1610+ [4.63]; A.1025 [4.65]; ARM 2.130 [4.67]; and A.2730 [4.72]). In the second half of the letter, Iba…

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Miglio, Adam E., “Advice For Zimri-Lim On How To Respond To Atamrum (A.2730) (4.72)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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