Corrections to SAA 8 by Hermann Hunger

These corrections have already been incorporated into the online edition, unless otherwise noted below. They are listed here for convenient comparison with the book.

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5 Heading now "Evening Last of Venus"
38 This was heavily restored after I had submitted it. Andrew George and Irving Finkel provided me with a corrected transliteration which I have inserted in the online edition here. There is a parallel in Orientalia 54, 23f.
41 Date doubtful
45 Date uncertain
54 Date rather -678
114 Heading now "Morning First of Mars Near Jupiter(?)"
168 To be attributed to Šumaya PGP  rather than Bamaya PGP  according to Koch-Westenholz, Mesopotamian astrology, p. 182 n.1
185 Heading now "Venus Sighted in Sagittarius"
203 Line 7: correction due to M. Stol
231 Corrections by A. George and I. Finkel
251 Date -673 September 3
280 Now joined to SAA 8: 286 (J. Fincke). Note that the protasis 1 20 KUR-ma šá-ru-ru-šú e-áš­ú-ú is not attested in van Soldt, Solar omens.
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283 Joined to K 5712 (J. Fincke).
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383 While both Mars and Saturn were in a lunar halo, this does not mean they were in conjunction; the word conjunction has been removed from the heading in the online edition
384 Date doubtful (P.J. Huber); two different solar eclipses.
38 Restorations are uncertain (and not mine); there is no basis for restoring Saturn in line 1. If correct, the heading contradicts the translation: the planet is moving from Libra to Scorpius, and is therefore not retrograding.
400 Joined to Ki 1904-10-9,321 (J. Fincke)
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401 These omens are quoted from Enuma Anu Enlil 29(30) III 44ff. (van Soldt, Solar omens., p. 125).
403 Date -673 or -665.
410 Joined to K 15005 (J. Fincke)
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487 The beginning only makes sense if the writer says: "I predicted an eclipse, and now it did occur." So I have changed the online edition from ul it-te-eq to ul it-te-iq.
502 Date -678 Nov. This text was treated by Maneveau, NABU 1993/116.
510 Now joined to SAA 8: 475 (J. Fincke).
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535 Cf. Koch-Westenholz, Mesopotamian astrology, p. 88, who calls this a collection of omens, not a report

The list of previously unpublished texts on page 379 of SAA 8 seems to be an old version with incorrect museum numbers. Here is an improved version:

Museum Number SAA 8 Number     Museum Number SAA 8 Number
K 18 435 83-1-18,206 233
K 115 38 Ki 1904-10-9,28 440
K 738 232 Ki 1904-10-9,32 31
K 777 242 Ki 1904-10-9,36 472
K 812 322 Ki 1904-10-9,38 12
K 848 204 Ki 1904-10-9,53 72
K 920 164 Ki 1904-10-9,55 302
K 960 459 Ki 1904-10-9,142 236
K 985 167 Ki 1904-10-9,215 139
K 1320 193 Ki 1904-10-9,233 22
K 1345 315 Ki 1904-10-9,262 400
K 1599 567 Ki 1904-10-9,268 20
K 1909 402 BM 98999 440
K 1970 201 BM 99003 31
K 11095 228 BM 99007 472
K 11333 229 BM 99009 12
K 11335 235 BM 99024 72
K 14560 191 BM 99026 302
K 14563 159 BM 99113 236
K 14565 557 BM 99183 139
K 14568 558 BM 99201 22
K 17953 122 BM 99230 400
K 19677 509 BM 99236 20
Sm 1360 230 BM 134556 275
Rm 193 300 Nv.3 483
82-5-22,82 127 Nv.4 113
82-5-22,156 560

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