Essays on Babylonian and biblical literature and religion

Mesopotamian religion -- Magic in Mesopotamia -- Sacrifice in Mesopotamia -- Ghost and god : some observations on a Babylonian understanding of human -- Etemmu -- Ištar -- Marduk -- Prayers, hymns, and incantations : Mesopotamia -- The promise to praise the god in šuilla prayers -- The form and mea...

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Published in:Harvard semitic studies
Main Author: Abusch, Tzvi 1940-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2020]
In:Harvard semitic studies
Series/Journal:Harvard semitic studies volume 65
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ancient Orient / Religion / Literature
Further subjects:B Assyro-Babylonian religion Prayers and devotions History and criticism
B Babylonia Religious life and customs
B Assyro-Babylonian religion
B Assyria Religious life and customs
B Assyro-Babylonian literature Relation to the Old Testament
B Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian
B Magic, Assyro-Babylonian
B Incantations, Assyro-Babylonian
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:Mesopotamian religion -- Magic in Mesopotamia -- Sacrifice in Mesopotamia -- Ghost and god : some observations on a Babylonian understanding of human -- Etemmu -- Ištar -- Marduk -- Prayers, hymns, and incantations : Mesopotamia -- The promise to praise the god in šuilla prayers -- The form and meaning of a Babylonian prayer to Marduk -- The form and history of a Babylonian prayer to Nabû -- A paean and petition to a god of death : some comments on a šuilla to Nergal -- The reconciliation of angry personal gods : a revision of the šuillas -- Two versions of a šuilla to Gula -- Fortune and misfortune of the individual : some observations on the sufferer's plaint in Ludlul bēl nēmeqi II 12-32 -- Kingship in ancient Mesopotamia : the case of Enūma eliš -- Some observations on the Babylon section of Enūma eliš -- Biblical accounts of prehistory : their meaning and formation -- Two passages in the biblical account of prehistory -- Jonah and God : plants, beasts, and humans in the book of Jonah (an essay in interpretation) -- Alaktu and Halakhah : oracular decision, divine revelation -- Blood in Israel and Mesopotamia -- Cultures in contact : ancient Near Eastern and Jewish magic -- A shepherd's bulla and an owner's receipt : a pair of matching texts in the Harvard Semitic Museum -- "He should continue to bear the penalty of that case" : some observations on Codex Ḫammurabi [double section symbol]3-4 and [section symbol]13.
"In this volume, Tzvi Abusch presents studies written over a span of forty years that were completed prior to his retirement from Brandeis University in 2019. They reflect several themes that he has pursued in addition to his work on witchcraft literature and the Epic of Gilgamesh. The volume begins with general articles on Mesopotamian magic, religion, and mythology; these are followed by a set of articles on Akkadian prayers, especially šuillas, focusing, first of all, on exegetical and linguistic (synchronic) studies and, then, on diachronic analyses; part two contains a series of literary studies of Mesopotamian and biblical classics; part three is devoted to comparative studies of terms and phenomena; finally, the fourth part takes up texts that are of legal interest"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004435174