What is the argument, is your insistence that the last limu mentioned in column IX was Aššur-gimillu-tere. The authors listed in my last post were designed to show that I can find no scholar who agrees with you. Maybe, if you think Schroeder explicitly said this, then could you provide a quote and reference?
Yes it is my argument that if col. X did not continue the limmu list from col. IX then col. IX most likely ended with the limmu of Aššur-gimilli-tirri. I never said this view was shared by Schroeder or Ungnad (or anyone else), only that those two scholars believed the list in KAV 21-24 ended in col. IX. I agree with them.
As for what Schroeder explicitly said, he said in 1921 that the limmu-list on KAV 21-24 ended with Aššur-gimilli-tirri but the exact date of this limmu is yet to be determined: "D. h. die Liste umfasste den Zeitraum von Tukulti-Ninurta I Ende bis auf Ašurbanipal. Der letzte limu der Liste war gemäss der Unterschrift [Aššur-gim]illi-tirra, der jedoch noch nicht datierbar ist" (OLZ 1921, Nr. 1/2, Sp. 21).
Whatever these authors thought about column X, I understand them to say the end of column IX contained a very small number of limus (after the last surviving name) - but none of these names were that of Aššur-gimillu-tere.
You have a bad habit of shooting in the dark. Schroeder said col. IX ended with the limmu year 645 BC. That is, from the last surviving name of Silim-Aššur (conv. 659) Schroeder thought the rest of that column could fit more than 12 additional limmus. I have already said that that is not plausible. Will you pretend I didn't?
Since I do not think it is plausible to fit this many limmus at the bottom of col. IX, I put forward the proposal that Aššur-gimilli-tirri is actually a limmu from the canonical period, not the post-canonical period, and there is indeed plenty of room for him on A3 in the apparent gap between Silim-Aššur and Ša-Nabu-šu.
They see Aššur-gimillu-tere, a post canonical limu, as being named in column X because it was in his limu year that the tablet was produced.
They see the "[X]2 years" in the summary in col. X as the total number of limmus RECORDED in nine columns on KAV 21-24. Millard also rejects Zawadzki's idea that the summary only relates to the last part of the text.
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