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The “Sun Disk” Tablet of Nabû-apla-iddina (2.135)

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Author(s): Hurowitz, Victor
Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; “Functional” Inscriptions; Boundary Stones Commentary This inscription, beautifully engraved on a black stone tablet measuring 7“ x 11 5/8“ x 2", was found at Abu-Habbah (= Sippar) in 1881 by H. Rassam and is now in the British Museum.1 A relief occupying the top third of the obverse shows a large disk sitting on a table, suspended by ropes held by two deities.2 To the right of the disk and facing it, the sun-god Šamaš is seated on a throne under a canopy.3 To the left of the disk, facing i…

Talmiyānu to His Mother Ṯarriyelli (RS 15.008) (3.45A)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Correspondence Between Members of the Royal Family (1) Talmiyānu to His Mother Ṯarriyelli (RS 15.008) (3.45A) 1 Subject: 2 Kgs 19:10; Num 6:24, 26; Ps 40:12; Isa 42:6; Job 8:6; Ezra 4:12, 13; 5:8; Dan 3:18; 1 Kgs 2:19; Num 6:25; Pss 31:17; 67:2; 119:135; Dan 9:17; Mal 3:20; Deut 24:5; Prov 10:1; Gen 43:27–28; 2 Kgs 4:26 Address (lines 1–3) Message of Talmiyānu: To Ṯarriyelli, my mother, say:2 a  Greetings ( lines 4–6) May it be well with you. May the gods of Uga…