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This is the introductory chapter of part 2 of the book The El-Amarna Correspondence, which includes an extensive commentary by Otto Weber with a glossary by Erich Ebeling. The book has certain similar goals as its predecessor: general comments on each text, collations by this present editor and justification thereof, and a brief bibliographical note on each text. For the past several years it has been possible to consult photographs of nearly all the extant tablets. Regarding the new collations, the Cairo tablets were collated in January 1980 and February 1981 with the full cooperation of Dr. Mohammad Saleh, then curator of the New Kingdom Department of the Cairo Museum. Anson F. Rainey's personal copy of Moranʾs English translation of the texts is full of marginal notes made during the past eighteen years.

Keywords: Anson F. Rainey; Cairo tablets; El-Amarna correspondence; Erich Ebeling; Otto Weber

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