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An ancient Mesopotamian city that was located near modern Kirkuk, Iraq. Tablets were found there that corroborated many cultural practices described in Genesis. For further information, see this article: Nuzi Tablets.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
NUZI One of the provincial administrative centers of the land of Arraphe, the capital of which was located at present-day Kirkuk in the second half of the 2d millennium b.c. This predominantly Hurrian city belonged at least for part of its history to Mitanni, one of the great nations of the Near East
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nuzi. Town in northeastern Mesopotamia, about nine miles southwest of present-day Kirkuk. In ancient times the site was called Gasur, but the modern name is Yorgan Tepe. Excavations at Yorgan Tepe were carried out from 1925 to 1931 by an expedition of a number of cooperating archaeologists who made many
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nuzi noo̅ʹzi.A city near modern Kirkûk, Iraq, which flourished in the middle of the 2nd millennium b.c. and whose inhabitants in that period were predominantly Hurrian. Parallels have frequently been drawn between the socio-juridical practices evidenced in the tablets found there and those of the patriarchal
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nuzi, Nuzi Tablets
NUZI*, NUZI TABLETS* Town in northeastern Mesopotamia, about nine miles (14.5 kilometers) southwest of present-day Kirkuk. In ancient times the site was called Gasur, but the modern name is Yorgan Tepe. Excavations at Yorgan Tepe were carried out from 1925 to 1931 by an expedition of a number of cooperating
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nuzi (noo´zee), an ancient city in what is now northeastern Iraq, situated about ten miles southwest of Kirkuk. Excavations at the site (modern Yoghlan Tepe) discovered a number of texts that have been useful for comparative study of biblical history and culture. First, a small body of texts date to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
NUZU. An administrative center and military outpost of the Hurrians during the Mitanni kingdom, this ancient city was identified in 1925 by Dr. Edward Chiera. Tablets excavated at Yorghan Tepe gave the Hurrian name of the site as Nuzu (known for a long time by the genitive form Nuzi). The much eroded
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
NUZI. The excavations at Nuzi (Yorghan Tepe) and adjacent mounds near Kirkuk, Iraq, were carried out by E. Chiera and others between 1925 and 1931 through the co-operation of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Iraq Museum and the Semitic Museum, Harvard. The earliest level of occupation was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nuzi (Akk. Nuzi)Since the early 20th century the Nuzi texts have played a major role in the comparative study of the OT. More than 4000 cuneiform texts were uncovered from the Hurrian site of Nuzi (modern Yorghan Tepe) in northern Iraq. Most documents date from ca. 1500–1350 b.c. and deal with legal
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nuzi [nōōˊzĭ] (Akk. Nuzi).* An ancient Mesopotamian city situated east of Assur and 15 km. (9 mi.) southwest of Arrapha (modern Kirkûk). Excavations at the site, modern Yorghan (or Yoghlan) Tepe, have yielded remains from the fourth millennium B.C. through the Roman period. Finds include
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NUZI Also Nuzu, a city in Mesopotamia southeast of Kirkuk in modern Iraq. Occupied by the Hurrians in the second millennium b.c., the city was excavated from 1925 to 1931, and more than 3,500 cuneiform tablets were found detailing the commerce, law, administration, and social structure of the period.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
NuziNuzi (no̅o̅ʹzee), an ancient city in what is now northeastern Iraq, situated about ten miles southwest of Kirkuk. The site, modern Yoghlan Tepe, had been occupied from prehistoric times but had experienced a rapid decline after the fall of the Mitanni Empire. A small body of texts was found in