1960Re: [ANE-2] "Tablets of Shuruppak"
- Jul 11, 2006--- "William D. Tallman" <wdtallman@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 08:37:45AM -0700, Peter T. Daniels wrote:But whence the "meme" (if you will) "Tablets of Shuruppak" as a corpus
> > In a very bad book, *A History of Reading* by Steven Roger Fischer
> > (2003), I find some bizarre assertions about cuneiform writing
> > up by references to "the Tablets of Shuruppak." CANE tells me that
> > presumably refers to the Eblaite-like early Semitic texts from Fara
> > (studied by Bob Biggs alongside those from Abu Salabikh, which
> > renewed attention with the discovery of the Ebla texts), though the
> > phrase is not used by Assyriologists.
> > Google tells me that the phrase appears a few times in webpages of
> > fundamentalists and Mormons, but none of these appear to give the
> > source of the term or what was believed to have been contained in
> > Can anyone explain where these tablets were discussed after their
> > initial discovery (and, one hopes, publication) that they could
> > become a rather obscure component of ANE folklore?
> "Shuruppak tablets (Museum signature: Shin): 1,000 tablets and
> come from this site. The two volumes by Jestin, TSS and NTSS, made
> of these tablets known in 1937 and 1957. A project headed by H.
> and F. Yildiz will reassess this part of the collection. They are
> currently preparing a complete publication / republication of these
that contains precious information about pre-biblical peoples and as an
auhtoritative source of information on the third millennium?
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
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