Nabonidus’ Rebuilding of E-lugal-galga-sisa, The Ziggurat of Ur (2.123B)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Babylonian Inscriptions

Commentary

This inscription, recorded on several clay cylinders found at Ur in the remains of the ziggurat, is probably the last building inscription of Nabonidus. It attests to the intensity of the king’s personal devotion to the moon god Sîn, and to his attempt to impose him as supreme deity of the Neo-Babyloni…

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Beaulieu, Paul-Alain, “Nabonidus’ Rebuilding of E-lugal-galga-sisa, The Ziggurat of Ur (2.123B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_123B>



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