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By Joan Goodnick Westenholz

"The such a lot striking legacy of the Dynasty of Akkade (ca. 2310-2160 B.C.E.) was once the common, well known legends of its kings. Dr. Westenholz bargains an annotated variation of all of the recognized legends of the Akkadian kings, with transliteration, translation, and observation. Of specific curiosity to biblical students is the inclusion of ""The beginning Legend of Sargon,"" that is usually in comparison to Moses in Exodus."

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23. T h e . . dwells apart. 24-25. But prosperous the man who was seen on the morrow in a position of command. 26. His voice was noble in responding to the king. 27. He did not have opponents in the army of the king. 28. In the midst of the regiments, 29. he was not thirsting for glory 30-31. "When you are singled out for praise tomorrow in the palace, 32-33. "let the vizier take instructions (from you), 34-35. "But (you) face the weapon of the enemies, his lance! 36-37. "I have paid careful attention to you so that the king as 'my warrior' might acclaim you.

49. 50. The strong bulls, the warriors he put into action. 40,000 were they, filled with battle. Those from the city, threefold heroic, those of the escort, adorned with a gold breastplate, from the marketplace of HaSSum. The ironclad, 68 52, 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. Res Gestae Sargonis nu-al-ba-a5Su-ut ki-ti-i Sa-ad-du-[tim] em-qa-am bi-ir-ki-"im Su-ta-tu-u qu-ur-da-am Su-ut ki-ma ka-ak-ka-bi u-ga-ri sa-ah-pu it-ta-ah-ba-at gar-rum-ki-in a-na ma-tim Sa u-ta-ra-pa-as'-tim identified as hematite.

100. "[The country of . . ] I conquered, and 101. "[I pronounced] (its) fate before it. 102. "(The country of) Amurru 1 conquered, and 103. "the.. . [. . before DN] I offered. 104. "(All of) Subartu I conquered, and 105. " . . , clothing,. . , I pl[undered]. 106. "[The country of . . ] I conquered, and 107. ), in a raft I . . 108. . . 109. "(The country of) 'CarchemiS1 I conquered, and 110. "1.. ] I placed on him the halter. 111. "[The country of . . ] I conquered, and 112. "I . .

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