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6487RE: [ANE-2] Query: the name of King Rim-Sin of Larsa

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  • Giuseppe Del Monte
    Nov 4, 2007
      At 14.09 04/11/2007, Bob Whiting wrote:
      >The association of ri:mu with Sin comes through the horns of the bull and
      >the horns of the crescent moon. The Hebrew cognate of ri:mu, re'em, is
      >the word that is translated "unicorn" in Deut 33:17, probably based on the
      >Septuagint translation of monokero:tos, but because we now know that the
      >verse isn't talking about unicorns it should be understood as "your horns
      >are like the horns of the wild bull".

      Cp. also names such as Rim-Adad, Rim-Anum etc.

      Giuseppe Del Monte

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      Professore Ordinario di Ittitologia
      e Storia del Vicino Oriente antico
      Dpt. Scienze storiche del mondo antico
      Università di Pisa
      via Galvani 1 - I-56100 Pisa
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