Some Sumerian-Babylonian Hymns of the Berlin Collection: Transcribed and Interpreted, with Collation of the Original Tablets, from the Text Published George Reisner by Mary Inda Hussey

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Some Sumerian-Babylonian Hymns of the Berlin Collection: Transcribed and Interpreted, with Collation of the Original Tablets, from the Text Published  by  George Reisner by Mary Inda Hussey

Some Sumerian-Babylonian Hymns of the Berlin Collection: Transcribed and Interpreted, with Collation of the Original Tablets, from the Text Published by George Reisner by Mary Inda Hussey
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Excerpt from Some Sumerian-Babylonian Hymns of the Berlin Collection: Transcribed and Interpreted, With Collation of the Original Tablets, From the d104 Published by George ReisnerThe hymns which are transcribed and interpreted in the followingMoreExcerpt from Some Sumerian-Babylonian Hymns of the Berlin Collection: Transcribed and Interpreted, With Collation of the Original Tablets, From the d104 Published by George ReisnerThe hymns which are transcribed and interpreted in the following pages, are taken from tablets now in the Royal Museum in Berlin.

They were acquired by that Museum in 1886, and were published ten years later by George Reisner, as Vol. X of the Mittheilungen aus den Orientalischen Sammlung under the title, Sumerisch-babylonische Hymnen nach Thontafeln griechischer Zeit The dates of the tablets which are here discussed are preserved in only two cases, No.2 (Reisner, No. 51) and No. 4 (Reisner, No. 55), written respectively in the years 91 B. C. and 85-86 B. C. That they are copies of older tablets is stated in the colophon.No. 1 (Reisner, No. 56) is the twenty-first tablet of the series Ubu A-An-Ba-[ ].

How many tablets the series may have originally included is not known, this being the only one yet discovered. The hymn was continued on the following tablet with the line, Istaritum suputu ina butuqtuma. In the ninety-five lines of this hymn (the number of lines in the colophon gives the number of Sumerian lines), the goddess Ishtar herself speaks.

Her primitive character as goddess of vegetation and fertility is alluded to only in passing. It is Ishtar of the evening and morning star, Ishtar of battle, who lays low the mountains, shakes the earth and makes the heavens tremble, who speaks.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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