The Akkadian Namburbu Texts: An Introduction - Sources from the Ancient Near East (Paperback)
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The Akkadian Namburbu Texts: An Introduction - Sources from the Ancient Near East (Paperback)

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Paperback 24 Pages / Published: 31/12/1974
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Namburbi is the title of a group of typical Babylonian incantations, used to "undo" or avert portended evil. Consisting of both rituals and prayers, they provide a response to the observed events taken by the Mesopotamians to be signs of future happenings; thus they are the practical correlate of the "omen texts," which list such portents and their significance. The fascicle by Caplice includes a long introduction, which explains the nature of the texts and their ritual Sitz im Leben, and the translation, with notes, of 14 representative texts, ranging from a Ritual for the Evil of a Snake to a Ritual to Secure Brisk Trade.

Publisher: Undena Publications,U.S.
ISBN: 9780890039441
Number of pages: 24
Dimensions: 280 x 215 mm

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