Azi (scribe)

Azi (fl. c. 2500 BC)[1] is the name of a scribe from the kingdom of Ebla. His name has been found on a number of clay tablets, making possible an extrapolation of his career path.


He began as a student and passed examinations to become a scribe. He was a highly competent teacher, known from his title, dub-zu-zu, or "one who knows the tablets."[2] Finally, he became a top administrator in the kingdom.


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  1. ^ Leick, Gwendolyn (1999). Who's Who in the Ancient near East. New York: Routledge. p. 35. ISBN 0-415-13230-4.
  2. ^ Viganò, Lorenzo; Dennis Pardee (March 1984). "Literary Sources for the History of Palestine and Syria: The Ebla Tablets". The Biblical Archaeologist. The American Schools of Oriental Research. 47 (1): 6–16. doi:10.2307/3209872. JSTOR 3209872.