December 30, 2012

Hittite Epigraphs Mapped

The “Hittite Epigraphic Findings in the Ancient Near East” website is a geographic index of texts, seals, and engraved objects from the Hittite Kingdom, 1600-1150 BCE, in both Hittite and Akkadian. The creator and curator of the site, Dr. Dario Fossati, purposely omitted unprovenanced texts and rock inscriptions and reliefs. The former because they are, well, unprovenanced and the latter because they are already listed at Monuments of the Hittites.

This site looks abnormally interesting.

Via Jack Sasson’s Agade list

Posted by Duane Smith at December 30, 2012 11:37 AM | Read more on Archaeology |

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May I refer to an earlier post about the Crafty Snake in Genesis?
Posted by Duane Smith at December 10, 2010 10:24 AM
I have a crazy idea that the word serpent may be a metaphorical expression for bees. They were certainly considered the craftiest of creatures for the fact they live together, have a ruler, make a "city", collect and store honey in wax cells. A number of stories have trees with magical fruit guarded by serpents. Bees in hot countries hang their nests from branches like fruit. They attack with venom like many headed serpents, heads and stings coming from all directions (much like the Cherubim guarding the entrance to Paradise. Honey would stand for the sweetest possible fruit from which all judgements of good and evil might be judged..... and so on. I have more!

Posted by: Laurence Smith at January 8, 2013 9:23 AM

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