Early Babylonian History Down to the End of the Fourth Dynasty of Ur: To which is Appended an Account of the E. A. Hoffman Collection of Babylonian Tablets in the General Theological Seminary, New York, U.S.A.

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Oxford University Press, American branch, 1900 - Babylonia - 452 pages

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Page 142 - ... his path from the lower sea of the Tigris and Euphrates to the upper sea, and granted him the dominion of everything (?) from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun, and caused the countries to dwell in peace.
Page 155 - Azupirani, which is situated on the bank of the Euphrates. My mother, who was poor, conceived me and secretly gave birth to me ; she placed me in a basket of reeds, she shut up the mouth of it with bitumen, she...
Page 1 - Recent excavations have brought to light tablets, which show us that in the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates there existed a highly civilized nation as early as 5000 BC, a nation which had its own language and its own system of signs in which to express it.
Page 126 - I only want to draw the attention of the reader to the fact that the play ends with Tatyana Riepin's death.
Page 74 - Shirpurla corroborates the result of ' this settling of boundaries,' and erects a statue on the junction of the two territories, to mark out the boundaries of the territory of Shirpurla on the one side and of Gishban1 on the other (Cone, i. 8-12). Ush, however, a certain ambitious patesi of Gishban, is not satisfied with this decision. He takes away the statue which Mesilim had erected, and then invades Shirpurla undoubtedly to extend his territory beyond the boundary previously fixed (13-21). A...
Page 120 - Ur-Nina, and that the old enemies, Kish and Gishban, have finally succeeded in overpowering Shirpurla. It is hardly possible to look back upon this dynasty of Ur-Nina — which, as we have seen, dates from before 4000 Bc — without being impressed by the high civilisation, cult, the many buildings and canals, military skill, and style of writing. Surely such a people as this could not have sprung into existence as a deux ex machina ; it must have had its history — a history which presupposes a...
Page 18 - Sargon, who under this omen brought sorrow upon Kish and Babylon, tore away the earth of .... and built a city in the vicinity of (or "after the pattern of"?) Agade, called its name 'place (city) of the world,' and caused the inhabitants of Kish and Babylon (?) to dwell there.
Page 44 - He was the victor, and presented the spoil to "Enlil, king of the lands." Enlil — the later Bel — was the chief god in Nippur ; Nippur accordingly was called En-lil-ki, the
Page 2 - languages respectively. An examination of them shows that the Sumerian was the original one in Old Babylonia. The Sumerians must consequently have been the people who invented this system of writing, called the ' Cuneiform Script.' If this is so — and it can hardly be denied — it would follow that there must have been a time when the Sumerians were the sole possessors of Babylonia. And if the Sumerians were the originators of this system of cuneiform writing and the original inhabitants of Babylonia,...
Page 156 - that behind Sargon I and Naramsin there lies a long and uninterrupted chain of development covering thousands of years; and that these two powerful rulers of the fourth millennium before Christ, far from leading us back to the dawn of civilization, are at the best but two prominent figures from a middle chapter of the history of Babylonia.

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