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Bibil Identifier bibil:247775
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Babylonian Poems of Pious Sufferers
Title (English, ) Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi and the Babylonian Theodicy
Author Oshima, Takayoshi
Series Orientalische Religionen in der Antike (Volume: 14)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 43654
Place 22:931.21
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-153389-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xx Pages
572 Pages
p1lxv Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Takayoshi Oshima analyses the two most important Babylonian wisdom texts: Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi (also known as the Babylonian Job or the Babylonian Righteous Sufferer) and the so-called Babylonian Theodicy. On the basis of the hitherto published as well as newly available, unpublished cuneiform manuscripts, the author establishes a new critical text for each poem and gives an English translation. He offers detailed philological and critical notes to the texts, discussing both the textual and the interpretive issues evoked by individual words and passages. In addition, however, each poem is preceded by a lengthy discussion of its origins, intention, and plot, as well as by more general considerations of its cultural and historical background, including short but important observations on the relationship to Old Testament wisdom literature.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : Literature : Hymns, Praises, Panegyrics and Prayers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : Religion
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
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