The Temple of Ištar of Arbela

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Nissinen , M & Mattila , R 2021 , ' The Temple of Ištar of Arbela ' , Advances in Ancient, Biblical, and Near Eastern Research , vol. 1 , no. 1 , pp. 149-168 . https://doi.org/10.35068/aabner.v1i1.789

Title: The Temple of Ištar of Arbela
Author: Nissinen, Martti; Mattila, Raija
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Biblical Studies
University of Helsinki, Faculty Common Matters
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Advances in Ancient, Biblical, and Near Eastern Research
ISSN: 2748-6419
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334127
Abstract: Egašankalamma was the pinnacle of the city of Arbela and one the foremost temples of Ištar in the Neo-Assyrian period (9th–7th centuries BCE). This article explores what can be known of the decoration of the temple, its cultic activities, its economical significance, and its personnel. According to the available sources, the temple of Ištar in Arbela was a centre for royal festivals, a nation-wide economical actor, and the cradle of Neo-Assyrian prophecy.
Subject: 614 Theology
615 History and Archaeology
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