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Nuribta, also Nuribda, was a city, or city-state located in the vicinity of Magiddo in Israel, in historical Canaan during the time of the Amarna letters correspondence, a 15-20 year period of about 1350-1335 BC.
The majority of the Amarna letters were written to the pharaoh of Ancient Egypt and the only reference to Naribta is a letter by Biridiya of Magidda, EA 365, entitled: "Furnishing corvée workers", (EA is for 'el Amarna').
A letter of corvée work
EA 365, Biridiya letter no. 7 of 7 "Furnishing corvée workers"
- "Say [to the ki]ng-(i.e. pharaoh), my lord and my [Su]n: Message of Biridiya, the loyal servant of the king. I fall at the feet of the king, my lord and my Sun, 7 times and 7 times.
- "May the king, my lord, take cognizance of his servant and his city. In fact, only I am cultivating: ah-ri-šu in Šunama-(Shunem), and only I am furnishing corvée workers. But consider the mayors that are near me. They do not act as I do. They do not cultivate in Šunama, and they do not furnish corvée workers. Only I– ia8-hu-du-un-ni (by myself) furnish corvée workers. From Yapu they come, from [ my] resources here, (and) from Nuribta. And may the king, my lord, take cognizance of his city." -EA 365, lines 1-31 (complete)
- Nuribta: at hostkingdom.net: Canaanite City-states
- Moran, William L. The Amarna Letters. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987, 1992. (softcover, ISBN 0-8018-6715-0)