The subjects of five investigations were published in this volume. (1) The city of Esa (Dur-Kuri-Galzu), (2) the “Schachtelsatz” construction of the Naram-Sin text RA XVI 157 f., (3) murnisqu and nisqu in Cylinder A of Gudea, (4) the formula of the 16th year of Samsu-Ditana, and (5) the use of mathematical mean values in Babylonian King List B.
These investigations were originally intended to be dealt with in short articles or notices that were to appear in the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures and its successor, the Journal of Near Eastern Studies. However, since their presentation in a convincing manner required a full discussion of the philological and other evidence on which the main results were based, Poebel decided to present those subjects in the form of detailed studies to appear as a fascicle of the Oriental Institute's Assyriological Studies series.
- Assyriological Studies 14
- Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1947
- Pp. viii + 122; 1 illustration
- Out of Print