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Hi Madeleine.

MDaines Wrote:
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> Hello Thanos,

> If you look on the ePSD (electronic Pennsylvania
> Sumerian Dictionary) - in other words, if you
> prefer to go to the best source over and above
> yours truly - and type in ERIDU, it will come up
> with a symbol we already discussed together: NUN
> that ressembles Egyptian djed. ERIDU can be
> further dissected into ERI/URU and DU, city and
> foot/establish, and might have the meaning of
> establishing a city. You will find NUN/ERIDU used
> in this context at the beginning of the so-called
> Sumerian King List, lines 2 and 3, ETCSL
> transliteration reference 2.1.1.

Yes, the Sumerian King List notes Eridu as the 1st city.

> My second point requires the obvious leap of
> faith. The oldest flood story in terms of Sumerian
> literature is most probably mine; the
> re-translation of The Instructions of Shuruppak;

The traditional translation does not mention the Flood, just Ziusudra. Can you show here what it is you translated to be Flood related?

And does it really need to be retranslated?
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You should not buy a prostitute: she is a mouth that bites.
You should not buy a house-born slave: he is a herb that makes the stomach sick.
You should not buy a free man: he will always lean against the wall.
You should not buy a palace slave girl: she will always be the bottom of the barrel (?).
You should rather bring down a foreign slave from the mountains, or you should bring somebody from a place where he is an alien; my son, then he will pour water for you where the sun rises and he will walk before you.

I mean, this seems like pretty sound advice.

> For the age of the oldest tablets bearing the
> text, you can check on Wikipedia. It's around 2600
> BCE.

I think that there must be versions of the Epic of Gilgamesh and Eridu genesis that dates to this time as well, they just haven't been found yet. I did find a source that says fragments of the EoG found which include a version of the Flood myth dates back to 2100BC. Though, no doubt there will be earlier versions.



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