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1 ICONEA—International conference of Near Eastern Archaeomusicology British Museum—Dec. 4-6, 2008 Archaeomusicology and the Study of Jonah and Nahum

2 The tone-circle spiral 5ths tuning approximates equal temperament. D G/AG/A C E B F BFBF A G CECE B F C E D A G t Traditional “white key” assumption: Falling from E or rising from C Ancient intention: Perfect symmetry from the center. Figure 1.

3 Marduk’s universal flood at 8,640,000,000 = Peak values of 5 14 = 6,103,515,625 and its reciprocal (inspired by Gilgamesh’s slaying of Humbaba) converge on . The “throne” is Marduk’s “seat with a back support.” Tiamat, dragon of the deep, and her 20 children form the base. When she is slain the cornerstone of 2 3 =8,589,934,592 enthrones Ereshkigal, queen of the Underworld, reciprocal of Ishtar/Inanna, who converge also on the throne (  85:86). The 21 elements both ABOVE and BELOW inspire the 42 judges in the Egyptian Hall of Maat. In Vedic India the “Land of Seven Rivers” meaning the Sarasvati at flood stage (7 rows of seven symmetries). Ishtar/Inanna as queen of Heaven The Bible’s tonal FIRMAMENT of 3 rows in the midst of the waters. “Waters above” (every winged bird in Genesis) “Waters below” become great sea monsters in Genesis.

4 YHWH as a tribal “man of war” 10 5 x 6 5 = 777,600,000 leading 46 pairs of “ambidextrous fighting men” e b f c g 3 3 A E B F C G D A E B F C G a e b f c SHEOL (non-being) 60:30 (or 48:24) as smallest octave “ark.”            “Giant” indigenous residents to be exterminated. Lawfulness to the right beyond “triangular 13” is unpredictable Figure 3.

5 78,125 15,62546,875 3,1259,37528,12584, ,8755,62516,87550, ,1253,37510,12530,37591, ,0256,07518,22554, ,2153,64510,93532,80598, ,1876,56119,68359,049 Figure 4: The “Reduced” Nineveh Matrix for 120,000 (= 64 x 1875) with 48 elements.

6 78,125 62,50093, ,00075,000112,50084,375 80,000120,00090,00067,500101,250 64,00096,00072,000108,00081,00060,75091, ,40076,800115,20086,40064,80097,20072,900109,350 81,92061,44092,16069,120103,68077,760116,64087,48065,61098,415 65,53698,30473,728110,59282,94462,20893,31269,984104,97678,732118,098 Figure 5: The Nineveh Matrix in the 120,000:60,000 octave

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9 New Jerusalem as 12,000 3 = 1,728,000,000,000 Figure 8.


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