Tammuz and Ishtar; A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology, Containing Extensive Extracts from the Tammuz Liturgies and All of the Arbela Oracles

Tammuz and Ishtar; A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology, Containing Extensive Extracts from the Tammuz Liturgies and All of the Arbela Oracles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... if Hussey, AJSL. 23,144, g&an-annabtliku be correct 4 Obv. 23. See also ZA. 5, 79, 15; Craig, XT. 15, 5 and 19. Radau, ibid., 16 and 71. 'King, AnnaU, 206, I. of this god takes an active interest1 But in the classical period this sphere of her activity is so abstract and unreal that it occurs only in connexion with her character as regent of earth. The powerful influence of the schools soon manifests itself in the title, ' Beltis, first born daughter of Heaven ', and the following early invocation shows a tendency to regard her as the consort of the heaven god himself: 'To Anu lord of the lands and Innini, Beltis the divine Innini.' Even more explicit is her title queen of the Igigi, or of the six hundred spirits of heaven, a legion of divine beings who inhabit the skies.4 But she is also the regent of the corresponding spirits who reside in the underworld. These hosts or angels of heaven and earth, attendants of the court of the sky god and the palace of the goddess of hell, are termed the 'great gods', and the following passages will illustrate this dual tendency: 1 Not, however, under the ancient title galan-anna, which apparently retains its original significance. See especially K. 100, 15, ilatH-lar lar-rat la-ma-mi u kakkabi,1 Istar, queen of the heavens and the stars'. SBP. 26, 9, bukurti luAnim, King, Annals, 207, 3. 1 Thureau-Dangin, SAK. 160, no. 3. See also 220 f., ii. 12. 'The word igigi means ' six hundredsee Babyloniaca, iv. 236, n. 2. The title 'great gods' appears often in conjunction with the Anunnaki, the divine spirits of the earth who reside in Arallu, V R. 50 a, 9; IV R. 1 b, 6; 19, no. 2, 6. The title occurs for both the Igigi and the Anunnaki (cf. King, Annals, 207, 3, I Star li-'-al a anunnaki, with Craig, RT. 67, 1, ...
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  • English
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  • 9781236591333