Prophecy in Hamath, Israel, and Mari

  title={Prophecy in Hamath, Israel, and Mari},
  author={James F. Ross},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={1 - 28}
  • James F. Ross
  • Published 1 January 1970
  • History
  • Harvard Theological Review
In many respects the inscription of Zakir, king of Luʻash and Hamath, is quite typical of the northwest Semitic documents of the ninth and eighth centuries B.C. Like most of his royal counterparts, Zakir first introduces himself, indicating the extent of his domain; in this connection he claims that Baʻal-Shamayn stood by him and made him king. He then proceeds to the immediate occasion for the inscription, telling of a coalition of north Syrian and Anatolian kings united against him by Bar… 
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