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Author  Arno Poebel
Publication Date   September 13, 2013
ISBN  1230188746
Pages  34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...impossible to make out the name (see Nos. 83 and 134, Vol. VI, Plates X and VIII6). The inscription never contains an addition to the name 1 Der imr-gul ah Notar in Nippur, O. L. Z., 1907, col. 175-181. 2 But before the female witnesses, cf. 6: 24, 25. Exceptions to the rule we find only on Nos. 39 and 40. In the first instance the burgul is separated from the dubsar by but one person; in the second he occupies the regular place of the oflicial persons at the end of the list of witnesses. Compare also C. T., 32o: 18 and 19 (Sippar), where the fujzdnu (li. 18) and the dubsar (li. 19) follow the male witnesses (li. 14-17), but precede the female witnesses (li. 20 and 21); the same persons occur R., 22: 25 and 26 after the witnesses 17-24. In the Tell Sifr documents the Jiazunu is usually the first witness and in one case also the scribe. 3 See Plate II and compare with Vol. VI, 1, Plate X. Cf., e. g., No. 6 with Nos. 29, 70, etc. 1 Only then the inscription has a latitudinal direction when so much space was left that the inscription could be reproduced in full (or nearly so). Cf. No. 34. On the tablet from Yokha (No. 8) the seal impressions show the same direction as on the Nippur tablets, and likewise (but sometimes only partially) on a considerable number of tablets in the Berlin Museum which I have examined. This fact should be noticed in the determination of their provenance. denoting a religious confession, like "servant of this or that divinity," which is so frequently found on cylinders, but confines itself, on account of its official character, to strictly legal designations, i.e., the kunya; and not infrequently the statement of the vocation, which stands before the kunga, e.g.: The most remarkable feature, however, is...

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