A Hymn Celebrating Assurnasirpal Ii’s Campaigns to the West (1.139)
(1,541 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns

Commentary

This text was found by the German excavations at Assur in the house of a nargallu (chief singer).1 It begins as a hymn to Enlil (Assur),2 but then praises Assurnasirpal II (883–859 bce) for his campaigns to the mountains in the west and for contributing to various temples the wood taken on the campaigns. It ends with a blessing of the king.3 The events referred to are described in detail in the ki…

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Hurowitz, Victor, “A Hymn Celebrating Assurnasirpal Ii’s Campaigns to the West (1.139)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 March 2017



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