Centre de la Recherche Scientifique, UPR 193 (J.-.M. Durand)

The Mari tablets attest to a similar practice of sealing a covenant with the sacrifice of an animal in that city. Furthermore, the religions of both societies were linked by a common emphasis on the role of prophecy: In the text of the tablet, a royal official named Itur-Asdu informs King Zimri-Lim (ruled c. 1775–1760 B.C.) that another man, Malik-Dagan, has received in a dream a prophecy from the god Dagan. Malik-Dagan’s dream recalls the many dream-visions of such Biblical figures as Jacob and the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah.