Some Literary Observations on the Šitti-Marduk Kudurru (BBSt. 6)

Victor Hurowitz

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The titulary and narrative portions of BBSt. 6 are divided by topic and mechani- cal literary devices into three segments plus a brief coda. Each segment displays a concentric structure framing a reference to the sun. This structure emphasizeshow Šitti-Marduk saves Nebuchadrezzar and earns the debt of both Šama Š, and his human counterpart, the king. He is rewarded by restoration of a royal grant, the record of which was deposited in the temple of the sun-god. The narrative may also attempt through literary allusion to rectify an image of the king as an “Un- as reflected in the narû K. 2660.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-59
Number of pages21
JournalZeitschrift fur Assyriologie und Vorderasiastische Archaeologie
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology


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