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Cuneiform inscriptions in the collection of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem [electronic resource] : the old Babylonian inscriptions / edited by Joan Westenholz and Aage Westenholz.

Contributor(s): Westenholz, Joan Goodnick, 1943- | Westenholz, Aage | Muze?on artsot ha-Mi?kra (Jerusalem).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cuneiform monographs: v. 33.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 191 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047408383 (electronic bk.); 9047408381 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Akkadian language -- Texts | Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian | Babylonia -- History -- Sources | Babylonia -- Religion | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Arabic | Spijkerschrift | Babylonisch | Bible Lands Museum JerusalemGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cuneiform inscriptions in the collection of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.DDC classification: 492.1 Other classification: 18.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Table of Contents13; -- Acknowledgments13; -- Abbreviations13; -- List of Plates 13; -- Catalogue of Texts13; -- Concordance of Museum Numbers13; -- Notes of the Transliteration and Translation13; -- Part I: No. 1 -- A. The Text -- B. The Gods -- C. The Cult -- D. The Priesthood, Cultic Functionaries, and Temple Staff -- E. Prosopography of Text -- F. Transliteration, Translation, and Philological Notes -- Part II: Royal Inscriptions13; -- Introduction13; -- No. 2: Dedicatory Cones of Isme-Dagan13; -- No. 3: Dedicatory Cone of Lipit-Istar13; -- No. 4: Barrel Cylinder of Sin-Iddinam13; -- No. 5: Foundation Tablet of Rim-Sin13; -- Part III: Administrative Documents13; -- No. 6: Administrative Text Account of Silver Payments13; -- No. 7: Juridicial Text Real Estate Sale13; -- No. 8: Administrative Text Account of Delivery of Silver13; -- No. 9: Administrative Text Ledger with Tabulated Bookkeeping13; -- Bibliography13; -- Indices13; -- Index of Divine Names -- Index of Personal Names13; -- Index of Place Names 13; -- Index of Words13; -- Plates13.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-147) and indexes.

Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Table of Contents13; -- Acknowledgments13; -- Abbreviations13; -- List of Plates 13; -- Catalogue of Texts13; -- Concordance of Museum Numbers13; -- Notes of the Transliteration and Translation13; -- Part I: No. 1 -- A. The Text -- B. The Gods -- C. The Cult -- D. The Priesthood, Cultic Functionaries, and Temple Staff -- E. Prosopography of Text -- F. Transliteration, Translation, and Philological Notes -- Part II: Royal Inscriptions13; -- Introduction13; -- No. 2: Dedicatory Cones of Isme-Dagan13; -- No. 3: Dedicatory Cone of Lipit-Istar13; -- No. 4: Barrel Cylinder of Sin-Iddinam13; -- No. 5: Foundation Tablet of Rim-Sin13; -- Part III: Administrative Documents13; -- No. 6: Administrative Text Account of Silver Payments13; -- No. 7: Juridicial Text Real Estate Sale13; -- No. 8: Administrative Text Account of Delivery of Silver13; -- No. 9: Administrative Text Ledger with Tabulated Bookkeeping13; -- Bibliography13; -- Indices13; -- Index of Divine Names -- Index of Personal Names13; -- Index of Place Names 13; -- Index of Words13; -- Plates13.

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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