But how comes it that Hommel and Hendschel, formerly your enthusiastic pupils, have now cooled down?
This has been in consequence of a keen-sighted observation of Prof. Hommel.
Hommel thought him a dependant of the priests, comparing the Hebrew Cohen.
She appears in the inscription in question by the side of a goddess who—following Hommel—is none other than Bau.
Hommel proposed to interpret the name therefore as 'gods of the watery habitation.'
Hommel and others interpret that Gilgamesh accomplishes the 'forty-five days' journey' in three days.
In 1901 Hommel abandoned Peiser's emendation and suggested two alternative schemes.