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Re: [ANE-2] Nanaya of Uruk; a question

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  • George F Somsel
    I m not sure that whoever wrote that intended that Aramaic was the origin of the syncretism.  It is possible that what was intended was tha it LATER was
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 24, 2011
      I'm not sure that whoever wrote that intended that Aramaic was the origin of the
      syncretism.  It is possible that what was intended was tha it LATER was equared
      with an Aramaic diety.

       george
      gfsomsel


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      From: Robert M Whiting <whiting@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, April 22, 2011 5:04:28 PM
      Subject: [ANE-2] Nanaya of Uruk; a question

       
      I am editing a volume for publication in one of our series and it includes
      a reference to SAA 4 191:3 where the disease "'hand' of Nanaya of Uruk" is
      mentioned. Next to this is the statement: "Nanaya was the Aramaic name
      of an Ishtar divinity." No source is provided for this statment; i.e., it
      is treated as common knowledge. While the syncretism between
      Inanna/Ishtar and Nanaya has a long history, where does the idea that the
      name Nanaya is Aramaic come from? Does anyone know of a source that would
      support such a claim? To my knowledge, the name of Nanaya of Uruk long
      predates any attested presence of Aramaic in southern Mesopotamia, and
      although it is likely that the name is neither Sumerian nor Akkadian,
      what evidence is there for an Aramaic origin?

      Bob Whiting
      whiting@...



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