Dag Oredsson, Moats in Ancient Palestine (CB OTS 48; Stockholm: Amlqvist & Wiksell International, 2000), p. 178. A cuneiform tablet from Mari also refers to a siege moat. See G. Dossin, Correspondence de Sðamsûi-Addu et ses fils (Archive royale de Mari I; Paris, 1950), vol. 90, pp. 18–21; and the brief discussion in Israel Eph‘al, Siege and Its Ancient Near Eastern Manifestations (Hebrew; Jerusalem: Magnes, 1996), p. 41.