Michael Liebig
Re: 5th year of Esarhaddon
Fri May 5, 2017 11:41
2001:4c50:391e:8e00:e5f1:22a1:a23a:6c99

Hi Joe,

you write:
"Now Dietrich appears to have the incorrect date for the eclipse. It must be that of Julian 14 Sep 675 because the eclipse of Julian 21 Mar 675 actually occurred in the previous Assyrian year (677/675) because 1 Nisannu 675 did not start until Julian 6 Apr 675."

But it was not 677/75. It was 676/75. The "Dietrichs ecclipse" before the end of 676/75 occurred indeed in the year after Sidon fell (677/76).

Regards
Michael

  • Re: 5th year of EsarhaddonJoe Baker, Fri May 5 08:11
    Hi Michael Thanks for the Ivantchik. It is time consuming to translate into English as the paper is in jpg format. I have to save it in pdf format and then put it through an OCR and converter program ... more
    • Re: 5th year of EsarhaddonMichael Liebig, Sat May 6 05:28
      Hi Joe, Here a link to the text of the Ahmar stele with the figure "Abdi-M[ilk]ūti, king of Sidon": http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/corpus/ (all: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/ )... more
    • Re: 5th year of EsarhaddonMichael Liebig, Sat May 6 04:57
      Hi joe, You write: "Now Dietrich appears to have the incorrect date for the eclipse. It must be that of Julian 14 Sep 675 because the eclipse of Julian 21 Mar 675 actually occurred in the previous... more
      • Re: 5th year of EsarhaddonJoe Baker, Sat May 6 08:04
        Hi Michael Oops. Agreed Sidon fell in 677/6, Aššur-aḫa-iddina’s 4th year. But SAA 10 112 still provides some problems if it concerns lunar eclipses. For Bel-ušezib specifically says that Sidon... more
        • Re: 5th year of EsarhaddonMichael Liebig, Sat May 6 11:20
          Hi Joe, Because the Heidel Prisma (now RINAP 4, 2) has the date 22.II. 676/75 and report the conquest of Sidon, this conquest was before. This was the starting point. „Last year, when the moon was... more
    • Re: 5th year of Esarhaddon — Michael Liebig, Fri May 5 11:41
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