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Late Years of Nabopolassar (ABC 4)
Concerning the Late Years of Nabopolassar (ABC 4) is one of the historiographical
texts from ancient Babylonia.
It deals with the wars of the Babylonian king Nabopolassar
and his crown prince Nebuchadnezzar
against nations that were interested in taking a part of the former
Empire. This chronicle is the last part of one large text that began
with the Early
Years of Nabopolassar Chronicle (ABC 2) and continued with the Fall
of Nineveh Chronicle (ABC 3).
For a very brief introduction to the literary
genre of chronicles, go here.
The translation on this webpage was adapted from A.K. Grayson, Assyrian
and Babylonian Chronicles (1975) and Jean-Jacques Glassner, Mesopotamian
Chronicles (Atlanta, 2004).
|This text is inscribed on a small tablet, BM 22047 (96-4-9, 152), which,
has the shape of a Neo-Babylonian business document. It measures 45 mm
long and 54 mm wide. The text is in splendid condition, so that only a
few words are missing.