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The Early Dynastic List of Geographical Names

Douglas Frayne

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ISBN: 978-0-940490-74-1

174 pages
7" × 10"
1992
Distributed by Penn State University Press for American Oriental Society

American Oriental Series

The Early Dynastic List of Geographical Names

Douglas Frayne

This study reconstructs Mesopotamian geography based primarily on the third-millennium lists of geographical place names found at Abu Salabikh in Mesopotamian and at Ebla in Syria. Frayne has extracted much relevant data from tablets of approximately the same period and later, as well as modern names for sites which help identify the toponyms in the lists. These sources do not help elucidate the geography of Genesis 10, but biblical scholars will find interest in the Mesopotamian lists that were copied in Ebla scribal schools using Sumerian logograms.

 

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This study reconstructs Mesopotamian geography based primarily on the third-millennium lists of geographical place names found at Abu Salabikh in Mesopotamian and at Ebla in Syria. Frayne has extracted much relevant data from tablets of approximately the same period and later, as well as modern names for sites which help identify the toponyms in the lists. These sources do not help elucidate the geography of Genesis 10, but biblical scholars will find interest in the Mesopotamian lists that were copied in Ebla scribal schools using Sumerian logograms.

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