Amar-Suena (2.140B)
(239 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Sumerian Inscriptions

Commentary

A thirteen-line brick inscription from Eridu (modern Abu Shahrain) records Amar-Suena’s construction of Enki’s abzu temple. Sumerian abzu “sweet underground source” may conceivably be connected with the “abyss” of Gen 7:11, but the connection is far from certain. Abu Shahrain was excavated by Loftus in 1849, Taylor in 1855, Thompson i…

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Frayne, Douglas, “Amar-Suena (2.140B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_140B>



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