• An Unnamed Principle of First-Millennium Cuneiform Scholarship: Heterophony

    Author(s):
    Seth Sanders (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Subject(s):
    Assyriology, Hermeneutics, Bible. Old Testament, Bible. Pentateuch
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/qjj4-jw73
    Abstract:
    What do we call the drive to juxtapose multiple variants of an event or omen within a single passage or text such as we find in major first-millennium works like Enūma Anu Enlil and Sa.gig? This article proposes a term from musicology, "heterophony" which describes the practice of presenting multiple variants of a melody simultaneously in a single composition. It will be fruitful to compare with other ancient scholarly presentations of parallel variant narratives and laws such as found in the Hebrew Pentateuch, ancient Jewish commentaries , and elsewhere.
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