Letters from Assyrian Scholars to the Kings Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal

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Eisenbrauns is pleased to announce this quality reprint of Simo Parpola's classic work, Letters from Assyrian Scholars to the Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal. "Part II: Commentary and Appendices" originally appeared in 1983 as AOAT 5/2

 

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COMMENTARY TO LETTERS 1345
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ADDITIONAL TEXTS
362
NEW JOINS
373
ASSYRIAN CHRONOLOGY 681648 BC
381
2 Table for converting Assyrian dates into Julian ones
382
3 Table for converting Julian dates into Assyrian ones
383
LUNAR CONSTELLATIONS
385
HELIACAL PHENOMENA OF MERCURY VENUS MARS AND JUPITER
386
4 Totals of letters and reports assigned to definite authors
435
5 Introductory formulae
437
6 Distinctive features
443
BIOGRAPHICAL AND PROSOPOGRAPHICAL SOURCE MATERIALS
447
1 CHRONOGRAPHIC TEXTS 11b
448
2 COLOPHONS 215
450
3 CONTRACTS 1625
453
4 ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS 2631
456

Heliacal risings and settings for Babylon 681663 BC
391
Heliaca risings and settings for Babylon 681650 BC
392
Oppositions and stationary points for Babylon 681650 BC
393
Heliacal risings and settings Babylon 681663 BC
394
Oppositions and stationary points Babylon 681663 BC
395
SYNOPSIS OF PLANETARY POSITIONS AND PHASES 680663 BC
396
SOLAR ECLIPSES AT NINEVEH 681647 BC
402
LUNAR ECLIPSES NINEVEH AND BABYLON 681647 BC
403
2 Graphic presentation of the lunar eclipses visible in Mesopotamia in years 680664 BC
404
3 Visibility of Venus Jupiter and Saturn during lunar eclipses 680 663 BC at Nineveh
405
4 Interpretation of lunar eclipses
406
SUNSET AND SUNRISE IN NINEVEH AND ASSUR
408
RISINGS AND SETTINGS OF SELECTED FIXED STARS
410
THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE LETTERS
411
2 List of undatable or undated letters
413
3 Chronological distribution of datable letters
414
4 Chronological structure of the LAS Corpus
415
5 Datable letters arranged by author and date
416
DATABLE ASTROLOGICAL REPORTS
420
2 Datable reports in chronological order
423
3 Datable reports arranged by author and date
425
SYNOPSIS OF THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE LAS CORPUS
428
ADDRESSEES
431
SENDERS
432
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433
27
434
5 ORACLE QUERIES AND REPORTS 3246
460
6 LETTERS 4781
462
CAREERS OF SCHOLARS
467
2 Chronological distribution of individual careers
471
A SURVEY OF THE SUBJECT MATTERS COVERED BY THE CORRESPONDENCE
472
2 Matters in which the KING contacted the scholars
475
3 Number of reply letters vs spontaneously sent letters
478
51 References to future letters
483
53 Unidentified references to previous letters
485
RELATED TEXTS
486
2 OLD BABYLONIAN AND CASSITE REPORTS ON EXTISPICIES
491
3 MIDDLE BABYLONIAN LETTERS
492
4 LETTERS TO SARGONID KINGS FROM BABYLONIAN SCHOLARS
497
5 ASTROLOGICALREPORTS TO SARGONID KINGS
498
6 LETTERS FROM THE NEOBABYLONIAN AND PERSIAN PERIODS
503
ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA
507
ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA 197981
514
INDICES
517
2 TEXTS EDITED UNDER ADDITIONAL TEXTS
525
3 GRAMMAR
526
4 LEXICON
528
5 NAMES
530
6 SUBJECT INDEX IN SELECTION Astronomy and astrology
533
BIBLIOGRAPHY
537
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