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Bibil Identifier bibil:204066
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) “Bēl Bows, Nabû Stoops!” The Prophecy of Isaiah xlvi 1-2 as a Reflection of Babylonian Processional Omens”
Author Schauding, Hanspeter
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 58, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 557-572 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues that Isa xlvi 1-2 represents a prophecy given on the occasion of the Babylonian New Year's festival. It is based on the condition and “behaviour” of the Babylonian cult statues carried in procession. This prophecy is not only directly dependent upon a group of Babylonian omens, called “processional omens”, but also follows the Babylonian custom of divining portents from the condition and movement of the statue of Marduk at the New Year's festival.
DOI 10.1163/156853308X325281
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Religion : Marduk
Pericopes Isaiah 46,1-46,2
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