15392SV: mat hatti
- May 19, 2014
I am quite sure that other people here will have more information, but in the Babylonian Chronicle (the Wiseman one), you have it [Grayson, Assyrian and Babyælonian Chronicles. P. 100, l. 16: a-na KURḪat-tú illik-ma etc.]
Niels Peter Lemche
A question I would have asked dear Avigdor z"l if he were still with us:
How long was the currency of the geographic term "mat hatti"? Was it still in use in the Babylonian and Persian periods (references please)?
Is it plausible that a Bab. or Persian period Judean scribe, who was educated in Mesopotamian literary tradition, would be familiar with the term?
Cynthia Edenburg, PhD
Dept. of History, Philosophy and Jewish Studies
The Open University of Israel
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Rana'ana 43107, ISRAEL
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