Summaries on the Young Idrimi

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Abstract

This paper aims at reconstructing the possible sources used by the scribe Sharruwa to write the section of the Autobiography of Idrimi de-voted to his early years. Parallel stories attested in other Ancient Near Eastern texts (David and his brigands, the Egyptian story of the Doomed Prince) sug-gest the existence of longer folk versions on the young Idrimi which were summarized by Sharruwa and included in the Autobiography. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
JournalScandinavian Journal of the Old Testament
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012

Keywords

  • Alalakh
  • folk tales
  • habiru
  • Sharruwa

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