From Yabitiri (Governor of Joppa and Gaza) to Amemhotep III
To my lord, my king, my gods, my sun, this is said:
Yabitiri, thy servant, the dust of thy feet, at the feet of my lord, my king, my gods, my sun, seven times, and seven times more, I fall down. Behold, I am thy servant, true to my lord, my king. I look on one side, and I look on the other side, and there is no light; but I look on my lord my king, and there is light. A brick may move away from under the coping, but I shall not move from under the feet of my master.
Let now my lord my king enquire about me of Yankhama, his agent. When I was young, Yankhama took me to Egypt, and placed me with my lord my king, and I dwelt at the door of my lord my king. Let my lord my king ask his agent if I do not guard the gate of Gaza and the gate of Joppa. As for me, I am with the auxiliaries of my lord my king; wherever they go, I go with them; and so I am with them now. The yoke of my lord is on my neck, and I bear it.
- EA3; From Kadashman Enlil of Babylon
- EA7, EA8 and EA9; From Burnaburiash, king of Karaduniash (Babylon)
- EA15 and EA16; From Ashuruballit, King of Assyria
- EA17, EA23 and EA26; From Tushratta, King of Mitanni
- EA35 and EA38; From the king of Alashiya (Cyprus)
- EA41; From Suppiluliuma, king of Hatti
- EA75, EA79, EA137 and various early letters from Ribb-addi (Governor of Byblos)
- Letter from Abi Milku (Governor of Tyre)
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