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date: 18 June 2019

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This article examines the patron-client relationship of Zimri-Lim, appointed king of Mari by the god Dagan, and the diviner Asqudum. It explains Zimri-Lim entrusted Asqudum with important administrative, diplomatic, and military responsibilities. In addition, Asqudum was also charged with negotiating Zimri-Lim's marriage to the princess Šibtu and then with accompanying her from Aleppo to the home of her new spouse. This article also describes Asqudum's divinatory, administrative, and commercial activities.

Keywords: patron-client relationship, Zimri-Lim, Asqudum, king of Mari, Dagan, diviner, military responsibilities, divinatory activities, commercial activities, Šibtu

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