396Re: Urusalim (was Re: SV: [ANE-2] Solomon and Ur-Salimu)
- Mar 1, 2006Bob Whiting wrote:
> However, if you require a "reasonable explanation" for the missing KI,KPE writes:
> try this:
> The scribe was part of an espionage ring sending information
> to the Egyptian chancery and the message was conveyed by the missing
> signs in the text. The recipient had to note what signs were missing
> and then combine them correctly to interpret the message. The missing
> KI in line 26 and the missing URU in line 61 indicate that the writer
> was sending information about some city, but since portions of the
> tablet are destroyed we'll probably never be able to reconstruct the
> full message.
You should publish this as "The DUB.SAR Code" and become a wealthy benefactor to impoverished Assyriology departments throughout the world.
Kevin P. Edgecomb
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