Information For Zimri-Lim Regarding Diplomacy And International Politics (FM 2.117) (4.59)
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Commentary

Subject: 2 Sam 10:3–5; 2 Sam 16:20–23; 1Kgs 2:13–25; 1Kgs 12:6; Esth 1:13–14

International politics were customarily framed using household language. For example, the relationship of father-son’ expressed a political hierarchy between two kings, in which the ‘father’ was the king of higher standing. Alternately, if two kings shared the status of ‘brothers,’ they were acknowledging their equality as sovereigns.1 In this letter Ishhi-madar, an official of Zimri-Lim, advised the king at Mari on international politics. For Ishhi-madar, it seems th…

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Miglio, Adam E., “Information For Zimri-Lim Regarding Diplomacy And International Politics (FM 2.117) (4.59)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_4_59>
First published online: 2017



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