Divinity School >
Jack M. Sasson >
Jack M. Sasson - publications >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Water Beneath Straw. Adventures of a Prophetic Phrase in the Mari Archives|
|Authors: ||Sasson, Jack M.|
|Issue Date: ||1995|
|Citation: ||Sasson, Jack M. "Water Beneath Straw. Adventures of a Prophetic Phrase in the Mari Archives." Solving Riddles and Untying Knots. Eds. Ziony Zevit Seymour Gitin, and Michael Sokoloff. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995. 599-608.|
|???metadata.dc.subject.lcsh???: ||Mari (Extinct city)|
Zimri-Lim, King of Mari, 18th cent. B.C.
Prophets -- Middle East -- History
Akkadian language -- Texts
|Abstract: ||The god of Dagan of Terqa sends Zimri-Lim of Mari a message through a prophetess. Three different officials--the majordomo Sammetar, the priestess Inibshina, and the future Terqa governor Kibri-Dagan (via his son Kanisan)--convey this message to the king. Except for the statement "beneath straw runs water," however, each message reads differently from the other, and in this study Sasson explains why. He also suggests a reason for the fact that Zimri-Lim did not follow Dagan's admonition.|
|Appears in Collections:||Jack M. Sasson - publications|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.