Consider the letter of Aziru, a Canaanite ruler of what is now modern Lebanon, to the Pharaoh of Egypt, Amenhotep IV. Reading between the cuneiform, Aziru seemed to be in some trouble:
To the Great King, my lord, my god, [my Sun] … I fall at the feet of my lord, [m]y god, my Sun, 7 times and 7 times.
My lord, I am your servant, and on my arrival in the presence of the king, my lord, I spoke of all my affairs in the presence of the king, my lord. My lord, do not listen to the treacherous men that denounce me in the presence of the king, my lord.
I am your servant forever.…
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