Babylonian Prayers to MardukHardback Orientalische Religionen in der Antike Language: Akkadian / English
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- Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
- Format: Hardback | 483 pages
- Language: Akkadian / English
- Dimensions: 178mm x 241mm x 36mm | 1,111g
- Publication date: 31 December 2011
- Publication City/Country: Tuebingen
- ISBN 10: 3161508319
- ISBN 13: 9783161508318
- Sales rank: 1,092,858
This is the first comprehensive study of Babylonian prayers dedicated to Marduk, the god of Babylon, since J. Hehn's essay Hymnen und Gebete an Marduk (1905). Marduk was the god of the city of Babylon and was the most important god in Babylonia from the time of Hammurabi (the 18th century BCE) onwards. In this book, Takayoshi Oshima presents an up-to-date catalog of all known Babylonian prayers dedicated to Marduk from different historical periods and offers critical editions of 31 ancient texts based on newly identified manuscripts and a collation of the previously published manuscripts. The author also discusses various aspects of Akkadian prayers to different deities and the ancient belief in the mechanism of punishment and redemption by Marduk.
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Takayoshi Oshima, Born 1967; gained a PhD in Assyriology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; taught Assyriology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Hebrew at the Bucharest University in Romania; since 2010 research fellow at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena in a project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) to produce a new edition and comparative analysis of two Babylonian poetic works.