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Lagash
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lagash
Lagash A city-state of ancient Sumer, a prominent city in southeastern Mesopotamia during the third millennium bc. Excavations at Lagash have provided important information about the Early Bronze Age in the ancient Near East.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lagash
LAGASH. The name of an important Sumerian city-state from the 3d millennium of which two urban centers have been found and partially excavated: Tello (= Girsu) and el-Hiba (= Lagash). Tello was the first site to produce important vestiges of Sumerian civilization. In 1877, E. de Sarzec, French Vice-Consul
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lagash
Lagash (lah´gash; Arabic Telloh, “tablet hill”), a Sumerian city about fifty miles north of Ur whose ruins have yielded the largest number of cuneiform tablets of the third-millennium Sumerian cities. Lagash flourished in the Early Dynastic III period (2500–2300 bce). Just prior to this time, Enhegal
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Lagash
LagashLagash (lahʹgahsh; Arabic Telloh, ‘tablet hill’), a Sumerian city about fifty miles north of Ur whose ruins have yielded the largest number of cuneiform tablets of the third millennium Sumerian cities. Girsu is the oldest mound of the group of sites comprising Lagash.Lagash flourished in the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lagash
Lagash lay’gash. An important city-state in Sumer during the first half of the 3rd millennium B.C. Lagash is identified with modern Tell al-Hiba in S Iraq, but it included the urban centers of Girsu and Nina-Sirara (modern Tello and Zurghul). Large temple complexes have been excavated. The Lagash Kinglist
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LAGASH
LAGASH. Modern Tell al-Hiba, located east of Uruk and about 15 km east of modern Shatra, was the capital of an important Sumerian city-state in the 3rd millennium. It incorporated much of the surrounding territory, including the religious center of the state, Girsu, modern Telloh, some 25 km to the northwest.
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