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Bibil Identifier bibil:212726
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Hearing Gods of the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions
Author Greenwood, Kyle R.
Journal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions (Volume: 10, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 211-218 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Towards the end of the Early Assyrian period, the phrase “Then DN will hear his prayers” appears as a formulaic conclusion to the royal inscriptions. This phrase became routine during the first half of the Middle Assyrian period (1362-963 BCE). It invoked the names of various deities, and the rationale behind the appropriation of particular deities is often missing for modern readers. This paper investigates the assorted uses of this phrase and concludes that the inclusion of specific deities was not haphazard, but intentional.
DOI 10.1163/156921210X538115
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : Literature : Hymns, Praises, Panegyrics and Prayers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Blessing
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