[b-hebrew] 9 "hurrian" words?

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Mon Dec 3 13:45:24 EST 2012


jim,

i am afraid your interest in hurrian history, the pharaos and year 13-14
is a bit (?) off b-hebrew center, even if you compose a 30,000 word opus 
to the contrary, ever repeating the same old arguments.

anyway, since i suspect you are referring to the amarna letters, please 
check if they were written in hurrian. to the best of my knowledge, they 
were mostly written in a unique mixture of akkadian and NW semitic 
[see many papers by moran and others], in which case there is nothing
spectacular in the evidence you bring - and have brought in so many 
occasions before.

in fact, i suspect the name you quote is abdi-heba, not ir-heba. this is
significant: while "heba" is (perhaps!) related to a hurrian goddess, but
maybe not, "abdi" is (quite certainly!) semitic. it is a fact that his 
hurrian origin has never been established, a reality you prefer to 
"forget". see e.g.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdi-Heba

nir cohen


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