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Lord of the Gods and Nergal (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

Aramaic Inscription from Jazirah:
In Nisan of the year 436 (= April 125 CE) has made Zana son of Rahnai the chapel and the altar of the Lord of the Gods (Marelahe), the Crusher of Evil, who inhabits the fertile soil, for he was instructed in a dream twice. And he also has made the chapel of Nergol, the Executioner, who inhabits the barren soil, for the life of his father and his brother(s) and his sons and whoever is dear to him. May this Zana be remembered for good.

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Aramaic Inscription from Jazirah


Dijkstra 1995, 239-240Dijkstra, 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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