- the sun god of Assyria and Babylonia
from Akkadian: sun
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My father lit candles for me; Like a torch the Shamash shone.Why Israel Named Its Gaza War After a Hanukkah Poem
December 30, 2008
The Temple of Shamash at Larsa also was improved and enlarged by him.
This may have been due to the union of Shamash with the place where Â was worshipped.
It is more particularly with the Shamash of Sippar, that Â is associated.
The same is the case, however, with all the Shamash hymns so far published.
Of the hymns so far published, those to Shamash are probably the finest.