Babel und Bibel 7: Annual of Ancient Near Eastern, Old Testament, and Semitic Studies
This is the seventh volume of Babel und Bibel, an annual of ancient Near Eastern, Old Testament, and Semitic studies. The principal goal of the annual is to reveal the inherent relationship between Assyriology, Semitics, and biblical studies—a relationship that our predecessors comprehended and fruitfully explored but that is often neglected today. The title Babel und Bibel is intended to point to the possibility of fruitful collaboration among the three disciplines, in an effort to explore the various civilizations of the ancient Near East.
В статье рассматривает вопрос о фонлогическом статусе глоттальной смычки в языке харари (эфиосемитский язык).
The article presents an up-to-date Introduction to the epistolary corpus of Yaqqim-Addu and new interpretations of poorly understood passages. The Introduction includes, among other things, an essay on dating the letters within the reign of Zimri-Lim and an attempt at establishing the ratio of Yaqqim-Addu’s extant letters to their erstwhile number. For the authors, the language of the corpus is a “peripheral,” i. e., non-native Akkadian. This view is corroborated by new West-Semitic loanwords found in the corpus. Particularly telling are new instances of ad hoc use of West-Semitic vocabulary instead of trivial Akkadian words.