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The Babylonian Astrolabe


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTIONThe Babylonian Astrolabe - Description and MeaningThe Discovery of the AstrolabeThe Astrolabe and the Babel-Bibel DebateThe Nature of the Astronomical Information in the AstrolabePrevious Datings of the AstrolabeThe Goals and Method of the Present StudyPART I: STUDIES ON ASTROLABE B AND RELATED TEXTS1. ASTRONOMICAL ANALYSIS AND DATING OF THE ASTROLABEThe Paths of Anu, Enlil and EaThe Effects of PrecessionThe Random Model and the Probability Distribution Migrant and Settled Stars in Mul Apin and the AstrolabeThe Numbers on the Circular AstrolabeThe Place of the Equinox in Astrolabe BDating the Month-Star DataThe Problem of the Circumpolar StarsThe Four Layers of Astronomical Information in the Astrolabe2. DATING THE HELIACAL CALENDAR IN MUL APIN3. ANALYSIS AND DATING OF LBAT 1499 (ASTROLABE S)4. EPILOGUE. THE ORIGINAL SYSTEMPART II: THE TEXTS1. THE CIRCULAR ASTROLABE2. ASTROLABE B (KAV 218)3. LBAT 1499 (ASTROLABE S)4. K 31195. THE QUASI-ASTROLABE (CT 33 PL)PART III: APPENDICES A-HBIBLIOGRAPHYINDICES

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