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The career and the Seal of Bulālum, doorkeeper of the Ebabbar temple at Sippar

Guido Suurmeijer UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES. 71(2). p.325-335
abstract
This article discusses the career and the seal of Bulalum, a temple official of the Ebabbar, the Samas temple in Old Babylonian Sippar. His career shows a long and as-yet inexplicable gap in which neither he nor his seal are attested. Also, his seal displays some remarkable changes throughout the period in which it was used. The first changes in the seal occur shortly before the gap in Bulalum's period of attested activity. At the end of that period, the seal had undergone further changes. I analyze the changes in the seal and the pattern of attestations of both the seal in its different phases and its owner, and evaluate several possible explanations for this pattern and for the seal's changing appearance.
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published
subject
keyword
old babylonian, seal, temple, sippar
journal title
JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
J. Near East. Stud.
volume
71
issue
2
pages
325 - 335
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000309972400009
ISSN
0022-2968
DOI
10.1086/666643
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1076304
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1076304
date created
2010-11-18 15:37:35
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2015-06-17 09:17:26
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  author       = {Suurmeijer, Guido},
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  journal      = {JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES},
  keyword      = {old babylonian,seal,temple,sippar},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {325--335},
  title        = {The career and the Seal of Bul\={a}lum, doorkeeper of the Ebabbar temple at Sippar},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/666643},
  volume       = {71},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Suurmeijer, Guido. 2012. “The Career and the Seal of Bulālum, Doorkeeper of the Ebabbar Temple at Sippar.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71 (2): 325–335.
APA
Suurmeijer, G. (2012). The career and the Seal of Bulālum, doorkeeper of the Ebabbar temple at Sippar. JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES, 71(2), 325–335.
Vancouver
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Suurmeijer G. The career and the Seal of Bulālum, doorkeeper of the Ebabbar temple at Sippar. JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES. 2012;71(2):325–35.
MLA
Suurmeijer, Guido. “The Career and the Seal of Bulālum, Doorkeeper of the Ebabbar Temple at Sippar.” JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES 71.2 (2012): 325–335. Print.