A New Text of the Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer

  title={A New Text of the Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer},
  author={Donald J. Wiseman},
  journal={Anatolian Studies},
  pages={101 - 107}
  • D. Wiseman
  • Published 1 December 1980
  • History
  • Anatolian Studies
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