The Role of Onomastics and Prosopography of the Middle Assyrian Period in Search for the Origins of the Babylonian Cult of Nabû in Assyria
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The Role of Onomastics and Prosopography of the Middle Assyrian Period in Search for the Origins of the Babylonian Cult of Nabû in Assyria
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S207987840001862-7-1
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10.18254/S0001862-7-1
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Anastasia Iasenovskaia 
Occupation: Junior Research Fellow
Affiliation: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract
In this article the author examined the problem of applying various sources types while analysing appearance of the Babylonian cult of Nabû in Assyria, and also showed the conclusions that outcame from the use of onomastic and prosopographical data in research. The article shows that the onomastics and prosopography data allow us to establish that the first evidence of the Nabû cult in Assyria refers not to the 13th (alleged construction of the Nabû temple in Ashur by Shalmaneser I), but to the XIVth century BC (reign of Eriba-Adad I or Ashur-uballit I). Also these data make possible to monitor dynamics and character of the cult's spread in the population’s layers regardless of the royal propaganda.
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onomastics, prosopography, Nabû, Middle Assyrian period, Assyria
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18.09.2017
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30.11.2018
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