Bibliography of Cuneiform Sign Lists

Although sign lists are used extensively in Assyriological research, there is relatively little bibliography addressing problems of understanding those lists or contextualizing them in ancient scholarship and education. Archi 1987 gives an edition and discussion of the sign lists from mid-third millennium Ebla, the earliest such list with reading glosses known today. Two important articles, Edzard 1982 and Hilgert 2009 discuss issues of the organization of Old Babylonian versions of Ea and Diri, respectively. The dissertation by Cavigneaux (1975) is an important study of the hermeneutic techniques in first millennium Ea and Aa. The editions of Ea/Aa and Diri, by Civil 1979 and 2004, respectively, contain important introductions to these two families of sign lists and their history from the Old Babylonian to the Late Babylonian period. The articles by Roche-Hawley 2012 and Michel 2011 discuss so-called palaeographic sign lists from the Middle Babylonian and Neo-Assyrian period, respectively, documenting the real or imagined history of the cuneiform writing system. Sign lists are often included in more general discussions of scribal schools and lexical lists; see the bibliography in DCCLT.

Archi, Alfonso

1987. "The 'Sign-list' from Ebla." Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language 1: 91–113.

Cavigneaux, Antoine

1975. Die sumerisch-akkadischen Zeichenlisten: Überlieferungsprobleme. Doctoral Dissertation, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.

Civil, Miguel.

1979. Ea A = nâqu, Aa A = nâqu, with their Forerunners and Related Texts. Materials for the Sumerian Lexicon 14. Rome: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum.

2004. The Series DIRI = (w)atru. Materials for the Sumerian Lexicon 15. Rome: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum.

Edzard, Dietz Otto.

1982. "Der Aufbau des Syllabars Proto-Ea'." Pp. 42-61 in Societies and Languages of the Ancient Near East: Studies in Honour of I. M. Diakonoff, ed. M. Dandamayev, et. al. Warminster: Aris and Phillips Ltd.

Gong, Y.

2002. "A Homonymous List: Idu II (CT 11, 29-32, D.T. 40)." Journal of Ancient Civilizations 17: 77–97.

Hallock, R.T., B. Landsberger, H.S. Schuster, and A. Sachs

1955. Sa, Vok. Sa, Sb, Nachtr. zu MSL II. Materialien zum sumerischen Lexikon 3. Rome: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum.

Hilgert, Markus

2009. "Von 'Listenwissenschaft' und 'epistemischen Dingen.' Konzeptuelle Annäherungen an altorientalische Wissenspraktiken." Journal for General Philosophy of Science 40: 277–309.

Huehnergard, J.

1987. Ugaritic Vocabulary in Syllabic Transcription. Harvard Semitic Studies 32. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

Michel, Cécile

2011. "Une liste paléographique de signes cunéiformes. Quand les scribes assyriens s'intéressaient aux écritures anciennes..." Pp. 245–257 in Profils d'objets. Approches d'anthropologues et d'archéologues, ed. F. Wateau. Colloques de la Maison René-Ginouvès 7. Paris: De Boccard.

Roche-Hawley, Carole

2012. "On the Palaeographic 'Syllabary A' in the Late Bronze Age." Pp. 127–146 in Paleography and Scribal Practices in Syro-Palestine and Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age. Publications de l'Institut historique et archéologique néerlandais de Stamboul 119. Leiden: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten.

Schuster, H.S.

1938. "Die nach Zeichen geordneten sumerisch-akkadische Vokabulare." Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 44: 217–270.

Van Soldt, Wilfred H.

1990. "Review of Huehnergard, J. Ugaritic Vocabulary in Syllabic Transcription, Atlanta 1987." Bibliotheca Orientalis 47: 728–736.

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C. Jay Crisostomo

C. Jay Crisostomo, 'Bibliography of Cuneiform Sign Lists', Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts: Sign Lists, The DCCLT Project, 2019 []

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