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> To read all of the above and to seriously believe
> that this was indeed written down by a sane person
> thousands of years ago is to believe that our
> ancestors on this Earth were bizarre in the
> extreme.

Yes, and to us they would seem so but this was the world they lived in. Even the Greeks and Romans, let alone Medieval and Victorian peoples, in many respects would seem, and were, equally "bizarre" by today's standards.

> You might understand buying a
> prostitute, but how do you explain buying a free
> man?

It was not uncommon in the ancient world for free men to sell themselves into slavery often for a predetermined period which when their service was up they were free again. Surely you've heard of the term "indentured servant"?

> How do you buy a palace slave girl if she
> belongs to a palace?

Because the least desirable, old, or infirmed palace slaves were available for sale. What some might call the "bottom of the barrel". New models coming in all the time.

> What does a house-born slave
> have to do with herbs?

Nothing. Its metaphorical just like all of the other comments.
"You should not buy a free man: he will always lean against the wall." Meaning a free man is lazy.

> Oh, and the
> aliens….hmmmmm

You don't think this means aliens from outer space do you?

> Thanos didn’t include the
> line warning about the donkey’s midriff., my
> favourite for a good laugh!

Would you say that it split your midriff with laughter? And it is not referring to the donkey's midriff, but the person buying the donkey.

You should not buy a donkey which brays; it will split (?) your midriff (?).

> Take into account
> that this tablet must have been reproduced more
> than once for it to have survived until our times.
> That implies it was an important text.

As were all what is referred to as "Wisdom Literature" in the Near East and Asia, often distributed by way of proverb.

> Does all
> this ‘advice’ really sound either feasible or
> important enough?

To the people of the time it certainly was. The morality and sensibilities of the ancient world, again, were quite different from our own of which we can easily find such examples in different societies of the modern world as well. Would you sell your daughter into marriage and staple her vagina shut to ensure she would be a virgin to the future husband you sold her to? Would you kill your newborn child if it were a "worthless" female, tossing the baby from the womb into a river or on the garbage pile? Does drinking a mixture of warm milk, cow dung, and urine sound like a refreshing beverage to you that might even cure illness? Sorry, but these things still go on today and are quite normal for some societies yet "bizarre" to others.

> The Story of Sukurru is a
> multi-layered story, full of information and
> riddles, with mind-blowing links to our myths and
> languages. It’s also the first Sumerian literary
> text to mention the great flood. It doesn’t
> belong to me. I didn’t write it. But a
> Mesopotamian scribe sure as hell didn’t write
> the above garbage either.

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