Marduk-zakir-shumi (2.125C)
(235 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Votive Seal Inscriptions


At 19 cm high, this is one of the largest seals known, a worthy votive offering from a king of Babylon (second half of the ninth century bce) to the city’s principal deity.

For the divine Marduk, the great lord, heroic, lofty, exalted, lord of all, lord of lords, high judge, rendering decisions for the inhabited world, lord of foreign lands, lord of Babylon, dwelling in…

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“Marduk-zakir-shumi (2.125C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <>

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