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Volume 44, Issue 1 (Jul 2017)


A New Join to the Hurro-Akkadian Version of the Weidner God List from Emar (Msk 74.108a + Msk 74.158k)

Frank Simons
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  • University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TTUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Published Online: 2017-07-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aofo-2017-0009


The present article offers an edition, copy and photographs of a newly identified join to the Hurro-Akkadian bilingual tablet of the so-called Weidner god list from Emar. The new fragment adds substantially to our knowledge of the Hurrian translation of the list and fills in some small gaps in the Akkadian portion. It also offers valuable evidence concerning the identities of three relatively little known deities: Ištarān, who is equated in the text with Kumarbi, Erragal who is equated with Tarḫunta, and inanna-galga-sù, a wife of the god Amurru.

Keywords: The Weidner God List; Hurro-Akkadian; DN inanna-galga-sù; DN Ištarān; DN Erragal


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Citation Information: Altorientalische Forschungen, ISSN (Online) 2196-6761, ISSN (Print) 0232-8461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aofo-2017-0009.

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