6487RE: [ANE-2] Query: the name of King Rim-Sin of Larsa
- Nov 4, 2007At 14.09 04/11/2007, Bob Whiting wrote:
><snip>Cp. also names such as Rim-Adad, Rim-Anum etc.
>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".
Giuseppe Del Monte
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe del Monte
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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