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In the path of the moon : Babylonian celestial divination and its legacy

Author: Francesca Rochberg
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Ancient magic and divination, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Path of the Moon offers a collection of essays concerning Babylonian celestial divination. It investigates various aspects of cuneiform celestial omens, horoscopes, and astronomy and their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Rochberg
ISBN: 9789004183896 9004183892
OCLC Number: 503654861
Description: xxii, 445 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fate and divination in Mesopotamia --
New evidence for the history of astrology --
Canonicity in cuneiform texts --
The assumed 29th aḫû tablet of Enūma Anu Enlil --
TCL 6 13 : mixed traditions in late Babylonian astrology --
Benefic and malefic planets in Babylonian astrology --
Elements of the Babylonian contribution to Hellenistic astrology --
Babylonian seasonal hours --
Babylonian horoscopy : the texts and their relations --
Continuity and change in omen literature --
The Babylonian origins of the Mandaean book of the zodiac --
Scribes and scholars : the ṭupšar Enūma Anu Enlil --
Lunar data in Babylonian horoscopes --
A Babylonian rising times scheme in non-tabular astronomical texts --
Old Babylonian celestial divination --
The heavens and the gods in ancient Mesopotamia : the view from a polytheistic cosmology --
A short history of the waters above the firmament --
Periodicities and period relations in Babylonian celestial sciences --
Conditionals, inference, and possibility in ancient Mesopotamian science --
"If P, then Q" : form and reasoning in Babylonian divination --
Divine causality and Babylonian divination.
Series Title: Ancient magic and divination, 6.
Responsibility: by Francesca Rochberg.

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