Lists of Personal Names from the Temple School of Nippur Volume 1-3

Lists of Personal Names from the Temple School of Nippur Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...exclusively for one deity. Such are: e-ti-in-ti and i-id-ni-ti? for tl-tdr (740-41), da-lu-ur for a-bi (1128), pa-a-...., lu-ub-...., for t-a (697, 699); le-me-a, ia-i-da, sukkallum for anu (507-08; 491). S1m1lar Documents A few tablets, very closely related with those here published, are to be found in a volume by V. Scheil under the title: Une Saison de Fouilles a Sippar, Le Caire, 1912. They were discovered by Scheil in a building which he identif1ed with that of the school of Sippar, together with a large number of other documents of a miscellaneous character, but very closely resembling the texts found in the Temple School of Nippur. The resemblance of the Sippar and Nippur documents is so striking, that a thorough comparison of the material from the two schools should be very interesting. This is, however, not possible at the present time, because far too few of the school exercises from Nippur have as yet been published. Besides this, Scheil did not give us exact copies of the original texts, but his interpretations of them, printed in cuneiform characters. Now, with all due respect for Scheil's well-known ability in deciphering, no interpretation of a badly written and poorly preserved school exercise can be satisfactory and free from errors. A thorough collation of these texts is therefore necessary before a comparison of the material of the two schools can be safely begun. Of the tablets in question, several are Sumerian and will be discussed in the Introduction to Part III, and others further on in this chapter, under the heading "Special Documents" (cf. below, p. 105). Only one of the documents seems to be a duplicate of one of our lists (cf. Nos. 1013 ff.). It bears the number Si. 252 (in Sippar, p. 43), and reads: a-bu-ni;...
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