Erech


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Erech:

see UrukUruk
or Erech
, ancient Sumerian city of Mesopotamia, on the Euphrates and NW of Ur (in present-day S Iraq). It is the modern Tall al Warka. Uruk, dating from the 5th millennium B.C., was the largest city in S Mesopotamia and an important religious center.
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the Sumerians, a non-Semitic people, built important cities like Kish, Erech, and Ur (in the Bible, the original home of Abraham) in southern Iraq.
A Man on Foot Andrea Manni Italy Mashe'hoo Ba'al Erech Dorit Hakim Israel Mr.
beer formed part of the daily wages for men building the Temple Of Erech in Mesopotamia.
23 repeats discussion that appears elsewhere in the volume, the author does indicate how the texts in the volume expand our knowledge of the career and activities of the scribe Nabu-bani-ahi, whom he has discussed elsewhere ("The Scribe Nabu-bani-ahi, son of Ibna, and the Hierarchy of Eanna as Seen in the Erech Contracts," ZA 67 [1977]: 42-52, and "The Temple Scribe in Chaldean Uruk," Visible Language 15 [1981]: 409-18).
Enmerkar Ancient Sumerian hero and king of Erech, a city-state in southern Mesopotamia, who is thought to have lived at the end of the 4th or beginning of the 3rd millennium BC.
While in his cups, he let the seductive goddess slip away with his " divine decrees, " which would give supremacy to her favored city of Erech instead of to Eridu.
In "From Dejection in Winter to Victory in Spring: Aragorn and Alfred, Parallel Episodes?", Alban Gautier proposes that the details and iconography surrounding one incident in Aragorn's path to kingship may be traced to a similar event in the life of King Alfred the Great--specifically, Aragorn's gathering of allies at the Stone of Erech and subsequent rapid troop movement to take back the harbor at Pelargir.
God: Adonai, Adonai, el rachum v'chanun, erech apayim, v'rav chesed v'emet, notzer chesed l'alafim, noseh avon va'feshah, v'chatah v'nakeh.
Saggs's article, "Two Administrative Officials at Erech in the 6th Century B.C.," Sumer 15 (1959): 29-38, may be added to the excellent bibliography given in the book.
Though he is best known from the famous Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, he was originally a Sumerian hero, the king of the ancient city of Erech. In a Sumerian myth, Gilgamesh comes to the aid of the goddess Inanna, who is distressed because she is unable to cut down the Huluppu tree in the garden, in order to have furniture made of it: a snake, a dangerous bird, and Lilith have all taken up residence in it.
On their trek to Erech Lilitu told Enkidu the tale of the city's founding: "In the second age Isildur carried Out of the ruins of golden Numenor A great globe made of stone.