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An inscription relating to Šamaš in Hatra (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

SGYL derives from Mesopotamian Esagil.

Hatra No. 107:
[ … ] son of Abigad son of Gaddai son of Abigad son of Kabiru from the Beni Raphshamash have assisted Šamaš, the Great God, the Benefactor, with the elevated house of joy of the SGYL, the great temple, which Son of our Lord (Barmaren) has built for Šamaš, his father, for the life of myself and the life of whoever is dear to me, all of them.

Source (list of abbreviations)
Hatra No. 107


Dijkstra 1995, 197-198Dijkstra, Klaas. Life and Loyalty. A Study in the Socio-Religious Culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman Period Based on Epigraphical Evidence. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 128. Leiden, New York, Cologne: E. J. Brill 1995.

Amar Annus

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