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1962Re: [ANE-2] "Tablets of Shuruppak"

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  • William D. Tallman
    Jul 11, 2006
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      On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 03:44:23PM -0700, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
      > --- "William D. Tallman" <wdtallman@...> wrote:

      > But whence the "meme" (if you will) "Tablets of Shuruppak" as a corpus
      > that contains precious information about pre-biblical peoples and as an
      > auhtoritative source of information on the third millennium?
      > --
      > Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...

      Perhaps Jestin's work might shed some light on this? Given a
      publication date of 1937, some amount of speculation could have become
      self-replicating in the interim. And your use of the term
      "pre-biblical", if a part of the 'meme', probably gives the whole thing
      away: Bible oriented scholarship, probably considered more legitimate
      then than now, could well have provided the necessary platform of
      assumptions and substitution of plausibility for certainty required for
      such a meme to arise.

      Guess one is constrained to wait until Steible and Yildiz have a

      Can you acquire or gain access to Jestin's work?

      Bill Tallman
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