Re: [ANE-2] Yau in Sealand personal names
- Sealand was a region in the Babylonian coastal marshland.
Being quite isolated from the rest of Babylonia, Sealand enjoyed a certain degree of autonomy, and on at least two occasions independent Sealand dynasties are attested.
The possiblity that these existed contemporaneously with other Babylonian dynasties has resulted in some not insignificant chronological confusion.
--- On Wed, 1/27/10, X.Wang <e2waxi@...> wrote:
From: X.Wang <e2waxi@...>
Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Yau in Sealand personal names
To: "ANE-2" <ANEemail@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5:07 AM
What does the Sealand in the title refer to?
Sorry if I am asking a stupid question.
Dr. Xianhua Wang
Department of History
Beijing 100871, China
发件人： Bjarte Kaldhol
发送时间： 2010-01-27 17:45:51
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主题： [ANE-2] Yau in Sealand personal names
In Stephanie Dalley's edition of 474 tablets from the Schøyen Collection
(CUSAS Vol. 9, CDL Press, 2009), she identifies two Akkadian names, ÌR-ia-ú
(Arad-Yau), and ì-lí-ia-ú (Ili-Yau) whose second part is the West Semitic
divine name Yau. At this time (16th century) Yau/Yahweh "would be god of
Midian and Edom ... which one may connect with MBA/LBA cities at Qurayya ...
and Tayma ... It may perhaps be deduced that there was a south-western god
Yau who became assimilated into Babylonia at this period, perhaps as a
hypostasis of the storm god Adad, so that the divine name was used with
Akkadian elements ..." (Dalley, p. 72). Yau is also attested in a (later)
Kassite name from Nippur.
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