Michael Liebig
Re: 5th year of Esarhaddon
Sat May 6, 2017 11:20
2001:4c50:391e:8e00:78a0:bd6d:ad23:de03

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 seen with the sun on the 15th day for 5 months, did Sidon not carry it?“

I think this means, that the fate of Sidon followed this omen.
But only two of the five lunar eclipses that occurred on Julian 1 Apr 676, 30 Apr 676, 24 Sep 676, 24 Oct 676 and 21 Mar 675 were before the date of RINAP 4,2 and certainly all after the fall of Sidon.

Regards
Michael

  • 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 Esarhaddon — Michael Liebig, Sat May 6 11:20
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