by Angelo Papi  
Last update: April 22, 2021  

I borrow a keyword (Knowledge-line) from M. Minsky to suggest a path to explore this hypertext according to my research line.

  • Iron is a symbol of immortality in ANE and as such special humans as kings deserve to become iron as soon as they die.

  • Stars are made of iron and meteorites in Egypt are considered as the "iron bones of Seth".

  • Eve is created out of an Adam's bone and her descent is connected to Cilicia, an ancient producer of iron tips.

  • Eve is forged out a rib, which is sikkat in Babylon, where iron tips (sikkat) were imported in the 6th century B.C.

  1. Achilles, before the conquest of Troy,

    • sacks the cities of the Cilicians, who lived near Mt. Ida, close to the Homeric Lycians.
      These are neither Classical Lycians nor LBA Lukka.

  2. A closer look to the name of Lamech, which may be read as *Luq "Lykos?", brings him closer to the Homeric Lycians.

    In fact he married

    1. Adah, who bore to him two children, whose occupations are typically Cilician:

      • Jabal as *Jawala- "herdsman" (?);

      • Jubal as *Juwala- "lamenter" (?).

    2. Zillah, who bore to him two children:

      1. Tubal-Cain
        "the instructor of every worker in bronze and iron" (Gn 4:22).
        If marrying Adah Lamech got closer to Cilicia,
        then his second marriage with Zillah took him even further in a geographical sense,
        because Tubal (Thobel, LXX) should be the same as Tabal, a region east of Cilicia.
        As Zillah is likely to be the Hittite goddess Anzili, who corresponds to Ishtar,
        then Tubal is in the right place, because we know from the Nabonidus stele in Harran that
        Ishtar, is the "lady of battle, without whom hostility and peace exist not in the land, and a weapon is not forged" (Gadd 1958: 59; Pettinato 1988: 232).

      2. Naamah.