The Heron and the Turtle (1.178)
(1,415 words)

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


The following composition is contained on a four–column tablet excavated at Nippur in the 1951–1952 season. On this tablet it ends in the middle of the fourth column with a double–ruled line and a colophon giving the number of lines (namely, 115). The composition is similar in style to the literary disputations, but since it contains the s…

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Gragg, Gene B., “The Heron and the Turtle (1.178)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <>

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