(from) Akkadian syllabary | (to) Hebrew symbolism — part II

As promised, our voyage into this subject is far from over! This post is a continuation of a previous post I wrote over the summer. Consider reading Part I before you proceed with my blatherings below. I recently found a credible resource that contains a cohesive list of Sumerian pictograms. It lists [figure 3a.] under E2 (scroll down to the letter 'E'; "E2" is the third entry). In... Continue Reading →

(from) Akkadian syllabary | (to) Hebrew symbolism

First, a brief history lesson: The earliest Sumerians sailed from [wherever their origins were], and settled along the marshes of southern Mesopotamia. Their predecessors (much earlier Sumerians) scribed on papyrus and vellum (skin), but in their new settlement, they found an abundance of clay; a much more resourceful medium for the scribes! At that point, the Sumerian... Continue Reading →

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