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Temple of Sennacherib (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

12 Assyrian Identity

7th century CE
Byzantine Empire
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Acta Martyrum et Sanctorum vol. 3, 446 (Bedjan):
And he (= St. Eugene) began to go around in the villages of Qardū, baptising pagans and destroying temple(s). So he first came to a village at the foot of the mountain not too far from the Ark, the name of which was Sargūgā. In it Šar-uṣur son of Sennacherib had settled when he fled from the city of Nineveh. And in it he built his father’s temple and worshipped (in) it, and the offspring and progeny of this one was preserved until the time in which the holy man (= St. Eugene) arrived there.

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Acta Martyrum et Sanctorum vol. 3, 446 (Bedjan)


Harrak 2001Harrak, A. “Tales about Sennacherib. The Contribution of the Syriac Sources.” In: P. M. M. Daviau, J. W. Wevers and M. Wiegl (eds.). The World of the Arameans. Vol. 2: Studies in History and Archaeology in Honour of Paul-Eugène Dion. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 325. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press 2001, 168-189.

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