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Bibil Identifier bibil:215878
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Praying as a Plaintiff
Author Holtz, Shalom E.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 258-279 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Several biblical prayers include the speaker's demand for judgment from God. Akkadian prayers contain similar language. Examination of plaintiffs' statements in Neo-Babylonian lawsuit records substantiates the interpretation of these demands in prayers as a courtroom form of speech.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X564796
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Hymns, Praises, Panegyrics and Prayers : Prayers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Prayer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Judgment
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