Sumerian Proverb Collection 3 (1.174)
(4,064 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Proverbs


This collection of Sumerian proverbs is known from 40 duplicating cuneiform tablets, most of which come from Nippur, and they (i.e., the tablets, not necessarily the proverbs) date ca. 1900–1800 BCE. As is the case with other major Sumerian proverb collections, this one is known from fragments of multicolumn tablets inscribed with a comp…

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Alster, Bendt, “Sumerian Proverb Collection 3 (1.174)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>

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