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By Hans J. Tertel

The colossal non secular value of the outdated testomony imposes a superb accountability at the exegete. in view that his effects are inseparably sure to his presuppositions, a radical and non-stop exam of the latter is vital. the necessity for a dialogue of acceptable technique is illustrated through the range of effects supplied by way of source-critical experiences of a similar narratives. the current paintings, a touch revised model of the Ph.D. thesis submitted to the college of Liverpool March 1991, goals to give a contribution to this dialogue via suggesting a potential analogy to the transmission of outdated testomony narratives.
Two easy assumptions are made: 1. analogies among the transmission of historical close to japanese texts and outdated testomony narratives are attainable and a pair of. if the proof is inconclusive, a speculation according to a legitimate empirical version is to be preferred.
Since normal trends of improvement need to be remoted, many passages of historic close to jap texts needed to be noted, which as a result of area obstacles couldn't all be quoted verbatim. The reader is hence observed the guides of those texts famous within the suitable passages.

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Iv 2 ). Already in OB there is some correspondence between the descriptions of Enlil's complaints and the preceding events. ] 356 [£•«/(/ iiteme] rilgimliin "[Enlil heard] their noise". 14-29 cf. Lambert, "New Fragments". 18}). 36 Previously Proposed Analogies In LA the complaints are: S rev. " Thus the correspondence between description of events and complaints has been increased and it is noteworthy that this was achieved by expansion rather than abbreviation. 35 In the report of the fulfillment of Enlil's orders to cause the second drought LA has added S rev.

If, therefore, S rev. iv47b_51 had had no equivalent in OB, which seems probable, the addition constitutes an adaptation of the description of the fulfillment to that of the order. iv 17 S rev. vi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 been omitted for that reason. Ass has further added S rev. ν 9 . 1 0 mentioning the peoples' barrenness because of the pestilence during the second drought. 9 can be restored after S rev. 10 cannot be reconstructed. 9 may be regarded as adaptation to the parallel passage in the description of the first drought (S rev.

He spoke to them . :" 12 iSpuranni A[num abakunu] "Anu, [your father], has sent me," 22 [iSpuranni abükunu An]um "[Your father Anu has sent me," 13 23 malikkunu q[urOdu Enlil] [malikkunu qurOdu E\nlil "(also) your counsellor, [the hero Enlil]," "[(also) your counsellor, the hero] Enlil," 14 guza[lü]kunu Ni[nurta " your chamberlain Ninurta," 24 {guzalükunu Ninurta " [your chamberlain Ninurta], Akkadian Epics [«' gallükunu1 Annugal] "[and? your sheriff? Annugal]. ' 35 [«? ] Annugal "[and7 your sheriff7] Annugal.

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