Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur

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Univ. Museum, 1913 - Incantations, Aramaic - 326 pages
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Page 184 - And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament : and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Page 125 - Hitherto shalt thou come and no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Page 190 - Koines b. M. in her house. Go ye forth altogether from her house and her dwelling and from Kalletha and Artasria (8) her children. I have warded against you with the curse which Joshua bar Perohia (sic) sent against you. I adjure you by the honor (name) of your father (9) and by the honor of your mother, and take your divorces and separations, thy divorce and thy separation, in the ban which is sent (10) against you by Joshua b. Perahia, for so has spoken to thee Joshua b. P. : A divorce has come...
Page 159 - Lilith from her victim, Montgomery comments, "This was a happy thought of the magicians, who thus applied the powers of binding and loosing claimed by the rabbis to the disgusting unions of demons and mortals. . . . The magical writ affects the same forms and formalism as that of the divorce court . . . The names of both parties are exactly given, hence the parents of the liliths are here specifically named."4 In addition, the terms of the divorce are properly given, and properly served on the divorcee.
Page 113 - Daiches, The Jews in Babylonia in the Time of Ezra and Nehemiah according to Babylonian Inscriptions (Publication no. 2 of the Jews
Page 191 - Komes bM, in her house and her dwelling. I bind and I seal with the seal of El Shaddai and with the seal of Joshua b. Perahia the healer . . /• No. 32: ... The bowl I deposit and sink down, a work which has been made like that of Rav Jesu bar Perahia sat and wrote against them — a ban writ against all the Demons and Devils and Satans and Liliths . . . Again he wrote against them a ban-writ which is for all time . . . To the Jews...
Page 260 - Shaddai Sanui Sansanui Semniglaph Adam YHWH Kadmon Life Lilith In the name of Y" the God of Israel who besits the cherubs, whose name is living and enduring forever. Elija the prophet was walking in the road and he met the wicked Lilith and all her band. He said to her. Where art thou going, Foul one and Spirit of foulness, with all thy foul band walking along ? And she answered and said to him : My lord Elija, I am going to the house of the woman in childbirth who is in pangs ( ?), of So-and-so...
Page 158 - a cyclops' eye set in the midst of her human-like head, long beak of jaws, in the ends one or two great sharp tushes, long neck ; her arms like chickens' fledgling wings, the fingers of her hands not divided ; the body big as a camel's, but in shape as the ostrich ; the sex is only feminine, she has a foot as the ass' hoof, and a foot as an ostrich.
Page 227 - Montgomery comments: We find then in these magical bowls an independent tradition concerning an early hero of the Law, who appears as endowed with magic powers, and who furthermore was able to make the ascent of the soul to heaven. He was accordingly one of the earliest to attain that spiritual privilege . . . Joshua was possibly one of the good company of apocalyptists and our magic tradition may preserve a true reminiscence of his personality and...
Page 155 - ... Rabbi Joshua bar Perahia, A divorce writ has come to you from across the sea, and there is found written in it [against you] whose father is named Palhas and whose mother Pelahdad . . . they hear from the firmament . . . Hear and obey and go from the house . . . And again, you shall not appear to them either in dream by night nor in slumber by day, because you are sealed with the signet of El Shaddai and with the signet of the house of Joshua b. Perahia and by the Seven which are before him ....