My warmest thanks go to Dr. I. J. Gelb, Hershel Shanks and Professor Barry Ross of United Wesleyan College, each of whom read early copies of this paper and made numerous suggestions and corrections. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Gelb for his extensive and constructive remarks relating to the entire issue of the reading of the tablets and their interpretation. I alone remain responsible for any inaccuracies I may have retained.