Cultural Imports and Local Products in the Commentaries from Uruk. The Case of the Gimil-Sîn Family

Uri Gabbay*, Enrique Jiménez

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Abstract

One of the main repositories of Mesopotamian text commentaries are the libraries of the city of Uruk, which have yielded approximately ninety tablets and fragments that contain texts of this genre. While some of the Uruk commentaries seem to have been composed locally, others reflect traditions that were imported to Uruk from other cities. This article studies cultural imports in Uruk commentaries, especially those that originated in the city of Nippur. It will place particular emphasis on the case of the Gimil-Sîn family, a family of scholars from Nippur. Most of the tablets belonging to this family stem from Uruk, but they have hitherto escaped attention due to the cryptographic fashion in which their colophons are written.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationWhy the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages53-88
Number of pages36
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWhy the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2662-9933
ISSN (Electronic)2662-9941

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