Ashurbanipal and Shamash-shum-ukin: A Tale of Two Brothers from the Aramaic Text in Demotic Script.
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This is the third of a series of articles dealing with the Aramaic text in demotic script, 2 and the most ambitious one to Our first article 3 (and parts of our second) 4 dealt with a short (8-line), simple passage, relatively free of corruption and almost perfectly preserved. The few philological problems posed by passage were quickly disposed of with the help of Psalm 20 parallels. The subject of our second article 5 was longer and more difficult: 18 lines, almost half of them broken. Stanzaic structure and parallelism were the chief aids to decipherment here
Steiner, Richard C. and Charles F. Nims, “Ashurbanipal and Shamash-shum-ukin: A Tale of Two Brothers from the Aramaic Text in Demotic Script,” Revue Biblique, vol. 92, no. 1 (January 1985): 60-81
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