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Letters to the King of Mari

A New Translation, with Historical Introduction, Notes, and Commentary

Wolfgang Heimpel

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$89.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-080-4

684 pages
7" × 10"
2003

Mesopotamian Civilizations

Letters to the King of Mari

A New Translation, with Historical Introduction, Notes, and Commentary

Wolfgang Heimpel

“There is so great a wealth of material here that scholars probably will be identifying analogies with biblical and other ancient Near Eastern texts for many years to come.”

 

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In this new Mesopotamian Civilizations volume, Professor Heimpel collects the corpus of the Mari correspondence and provides an introduction, a reconstruction of events during Zimri-Lim’s reign, and English translations of these Mari texts (26/1, 26/2, 27, and additional texts). This volume includes indexes of personal names/individuals, group designations/personnel, and places.
“There is so great a wealth of material here that scholars probably will be identifying analogies with biblical and other ancient Near Eastern texts for many years to come.”
Letters to the King of Mari is a significant contribution to the study of Mari. It will, I am sure, be consulted regularly by students as well as by scholars and will open up this fascinating corpus to a broader public interested in the history of the ancient Near East.”
“With rigorous methodology, trenchant analysis, a thorough grasp of the subject matter, and a wry wit, the author provides an insightful guide through the maze of shifting alliances and political and military maneuvering that characterized the final years of Mari before its destruction by Hammurapi.”

Foreword

Introduction

Reconstruction of Events during Years 9′ to 11′ of Zimri-Lim’s Reign

Introduction to Translation

Translation of Texts in 26/1

Translations of Texts in 26/2

Translations of Texts in 27

Translations of Additional Texts

Index of Individuals

Index of Group Designations

Index of Place-Names

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