Hi, friends ---
It's my 3-year birthday!
I haven't posted too often in the three years since I joined, but I've met some wonderful people here and I feel as if I know many of the rest of you through your posts.
Where else would I ever have found people interested in discussing neo-Babylonian chronology with me <s>? I especially had fun with the KISS thread and the Furuli thread last year.
Earnest, if you are reading this, would you believe I finally received an English copy of Sequence of Events in the Old Testament? It came today.
Incidentally, the upcoming issue of the Journal of Cuneiform Studies is going to have an article by Stefan Zawadzki on NBC 4897. (NBC 4897 is a business ledger from the temple of Eanna with bookkeeping inventories for an institutional herd. It shows running totals for items such as ewes, lambs, goat hair, and hides. It's significant for 6th century neo-Babylonian chronology because it has inventories starting in the 37th year of Nebuchadnezzar and continuing for ten years, through Awel-Marduk's reign and on into the first year of Neriglissar. There was an earlier JCS article on NBC 4897 by Van Driel and Nemet-Nejat.)
I'm looking forward to seeing what Zawadzki has to say.
Ian, you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly.