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Title: Who was Responsible for the Assyrian King List?
Author(s): AZIZE, Joseph
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 35    Date: 1998   
Pages: 1-25
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.35.0.525766

Abstract :
This article considers the question: who caused the writing of the Assyrian king list ('the AKL')? On the available material, the author argues that Šamši-Adad I, who is generally held responsible, is not the responsible for the list. He states that the most likely candidate is Aššur-nasir-pal I. In so far as any motive for its creation is discernable, the author suggests it was to preserve data about Assyria's kings which was already becoming lost.

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