Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period: New Online Material
1. I am pleased to announce the presence of Part 2 of a fully searchable and lemmatized online corpus of the royal inscriptions of Sennacherib based on the volume „The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC), Part 2” (Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period volume 3/2), texts edited by A. Kirk Grayson and Jamie Novotny.
This open access, electronic companion to RINAP volume 3/2 (Eisenbrauns, 2014) is accessible at http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/corpus/ and http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/rinap3/corpus/, as well as from the RINAP project’s home page: (http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/).
The book version of RINAP 3/2 can be purchased in North America from Eisenbrauns (http://www.eisenbrauns.com/item/GRA2ROYAL) or in Europe from its partner Ugarit Verlag (https://www.ugarit-verlag.com). The print and electronic versions of „The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC), Part 2” both provide up-to-date editions of 195 texts of Sennacherib, as well as 26 other late Neo-Assyrian inscriptions that might belong to this king and 2 inscriptions of his family (including one of his wives, Tashmetu-sharrat). The volume and its online companion contain historical inscriptions on bull and lion colossi from Nineveh, rock reliefs, stone horizontal prisms, and clay cylinders and prisms from other cities under Sennacherib’s authority (especially Ashur and Tarbisu); epigraphs on reliefs; and inscriptions on bricks, threshold slabs, door sockets, wall panels, stone blocks, beads, metal plating (including door bands); and drafts and copies of historical and building inscriptions written on clay tablets.
2. Downloadable and searchable PDFs of name indices for RIMA 1-3 (Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Assyrian Period Volumes 1, 2, and 3), RIMB 2 (Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Babylonian Period Volume 2), and RIME 1-4 (Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Early Period Volumes 1, 2, 3/1, 3/2, and 4) are now available at the Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period website: <http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/namesindex/>. The indices include: Personal Names; Geographic, Ethnic, and Tribal Names; Divine, Planet, and Star Names; Gate, Palace, Temple, and Wall Names; and Object Names. These indices have been prepared by Dr. Jamie Novotny, Dr. Josh Jeffers, and Dr. Andrew Knapp.
3. I am pleased to announce the presence of two new RINAP subprojects: RINAP sources and RINAP scores. These are accessible at http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/sources/pager/ and http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/scores/pager/ The former includes individual object transliterations of approximately 1,200 inscribed objects from the reigns of Tiglath-pileser III, Shalmaneser V, Sennacherib, and Esarhaddon. The latter contains twenty-nine scores of Sennacherib and twenty-four scores of Esarhaddon.
The RINAP Project is under the direction of G. Frame (University of Pennsylvania) and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Pennsylvania. The books are published by Eisenbrauns and the fully searchable and lemmatized online corpus is a subproject of the Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (Oracc). Links: RINAP homepage: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/ List of Publications: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/publications/ Browse Online Corpus (RINAP 1, RINAP 3, RINAP 4): http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/corpus/ Browse Online RINAP 1 Corpus: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/rinap1/corpus Browse Online RINAP 3 Corpus: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/rinap3/corpus Browse Online RINAP 4 Corpus: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/rinap4/corpus Browse Online RINAP Sources: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/sources/pager/ Browse Online RINAP Scores: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/scores/pager/ Names Index (RIMA 1-3, RIMB 2, RIME 1-4): http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/namesindex/ Oracc: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/index.html Eisenbrauns: https://www.eisenbrauns.com/