Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology Volume 7

Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology Volume 7

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...these forms must be referred to the time of Sargon of Assyria, and this is not by any means unlikely, for they bear a close likeness to the half archaic, half Babylonian style adopted during his reign, though it must be confessed that the forms are not quite archaic enough. Transcribed into pure late Assyrian, the inscription would be as follows: --and in pure late Babylonian, as follows: --T i h tfc- V TT T-53 It seems best, therefore, to regard these forms as pure Babylonian, possibly slightly modified by Assyrian influence. If the inscription be regarded as being connected with the Babylonian wedge-writing, the number of characters correctly given is seven, the incorrect ones being the second (Tar), the third (ku), the fifth (tim, which might equally well be t -mu), and the eleventh (e).f Compare Lyon's " Keilschrifttexte Sargon's," pp. 20-26. t It must also be noted that the forms are equally incorrect from an Assyrian point of view. The reading of all the characters, therefore, stands, except in the case of the last but two (ff), and for this, the character for "city," I would propose the more usual reading of al (dlu), "city," instead of er or zu, and translate the whole "Tarku-timme, king of the land of the city of water." Can this "watertown" be Kadesh, on the Lake of Homs? If so, this inscription makes it almost certain that the people who used these hieroglyphs were really the Kheta or Hittites, with whom they have been identified. Whether the Kheta or Hittites are to be identified with the people of Hatti of the Assyrians, is doubtful (see Schrader, Keilinschriften und des Alte Testament, pp. 107--in). It may here be noted that besides the well-known mat Hatti, more

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