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Listen to the Roaring Ox: K 7674+, On Some Proverbial Sayings from the Neo-Assyrian Period. Studies in Bilingual Proverbs III

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W.G. Lambert's edition of the then known works of Babylonian Wisdom Literature includes a number of Sumero-Akkadian bilingual proverbs or sayings. These are mostly attested on tablets in the two-double-columns format characteristic of Neo-Assyrian proverb tablets from King Assurbanipal's library at Nineveh. This tablet, edited by Lambert, BWL 252-253, with a copy pl. 64, is a fragment from a tablet that had at least two double columns, with part of the right edge preserved. A small part of the right side of the tablet is preserved, including parts of obv. II and rev. I. The preserved parts are insufficient for an overview of the contents of the complete tablet, which seems to have contained at least 4 columns of more than 27 lines each inscribed with proverbs, that is a total of at least 4 × 27 lines, corresponding to about 6 entries each.

Keywords: Babylonian Wisdom Literature; bilingual proverbs; Neo-Assyrian; Sumero-Akkadian; W.G. Lambert



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