Some aspects of Hittite religion
Parallels between Hittite civilisation and the Old Testament belong largely to the field of religion. In the first of his three Schweich lectures (delivered in 1976) Professor Gurney traces the historical development of the Hittite pantheon, while in his second and third lectures he selects some aspects of Hittite religion which can be compared with ancient Hebrew and Canaanite institutions. The second lecture describes the cult, both local and official, and the purpose of theopen-air temple at Yazilikaya. The third is devoted to Hittite rituals of elimination and substitution and the mortuary ritual for the King. Parallels are drawn with the biblical masseba as a cult object and with the scapegoat ritual of Leviticus.
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Allanzu Allatum Ammihatna Anatolian ancient ANET Anitta appears apud Arinna Arzawa Astabi Babylonian Bin-Nun Bittel Bogazkoy Bossert bull chamber cult Damkina deities divine drink effigy Erishkigal evil Friedrich galgalturi Giiterbock goat goddess Goetze Gurney Guterbock Haas and Wilhelm Hatti Hattian Hattusa Hattusili Hattusili III Hebat Hethiter hethitische Hittite religion Hittite texts Hoffner Hurrian huwasi stone ibid Ishhara Ishtar Kammenhuber Kamrusepa Kanesh Kiimmel king and queen Kizzuwadna KUB XXX Kubaba Kumarbi Kummanni Kummel Laroche Lelwani libation logogram Luwian magical male Mezulla Moon-god Mursili myth nakkuHi Nerik Old Woman Otten pantheon passage prayer priest Primeval Gods purulli festival rites sacrifice Sanda Sarruma Sattiwaza Sausga scapegoat sheep slaughter StBoT substitute Sun-god of Heaven Sun-goddess of Arinna Suppiluliuma tablet tarpalli Telipinu temple Teshub throne Throne-goddess translated treaty lists Tudhaliya Tudhaliya IV Underworld Vieyra Weather-god Wiesbaden word WVDOG Yarri Yazilikaya Zalpa