Cuneiform Inscriptions in the Collection of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: The Old Babylonian Inscriptions
Joan Goodnick Westenholz, Aage Westenholz
Brill, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 191 pages
This volume offers new cuneiform sources on the political, religious, juridical, and economic history of southern Babylonia in the nineteenth and early eighteenth centuries B.C.E. Among these texts is a 600-lines long document (no. 1) recording in unusual detail the daily routine followed in the temples of the city of Larsa and thus sheds light on the religious practices of the ancient Babylonians. Using this document as its point of departure, the first part of the book examines those practices - the service of the gods and the performance of the clergy. This document is especially important for the history of ancient religion.
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The Priesthood Cultic Functionaries and Temple Staff
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a-na Akkadian anointing archive Arnaud Balamunamhe ban of bread ban of ordinary bariga barley bread from coarse-grained bread from finely Cereal Offering Charpin coarse-grained barley flour cult cultic Cuneiform deities Digir-mah Dilbat disbursements divine Durand Dyckhoff Ebabbar egir Enki Enlil Eridu ETCSL exemplars festival finely ground flour Frayne goddess gu-za-la gudU4 Hallo Hammurabi i-na Inanna Isin Istar kaž-gin kas-de-a king Larsa Larsa text logogram lugal Mari Mesopotamia Nanaya Nergal ninda ninda dabin Ninegala Ninlil Ninsianna Nippur Old Babylonian period ordinary beer Panigarra recipient of oil references reign Renger Richter RIME RiSi royal inscriptions RTm-Sin Sallaberger 1993 Samsu-iluna sheep as siskur-offering shekels Sigrist sila i-gis sila of oil silver Sin-iddinam Sippar siskur statue Steinkeller Stol Sumer Sumerian Sumuel Teil temple Tigris translation Transliteration Uruk URUKI wailing ceremony Warad-Sin Westenholz zi-gu