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Mesopotamian ritual-prayers of "hand-lifting" (Akkadian Šuillas) : an investigation of function in light of the idiomatic meaning of the rubric

Author: Christopher G Frechette
Publisher: Münster : Ugarit-Verlag, 2012.
Series: Alter Orient und Altes Testament, Bd. 379.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Prayers and devotions
Named Person: Mesopotamien.; Akkadisch.; Gebet.; Gebärde.; Hand.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher G Frechette
ISBN: 3868350462 9783868350463
OCLC Number: 783142456
Notes: Revised and expanded version of the author's thesis (Th. D.)--Harvard, 2005, under the title, "The name of the ritual : investigating Ancient Mesopotamian 'hand-lifting' rituals for the interpretation of genre in the Psalms."
Description: xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Lifting of the hand" as a formal salutation in an audience with a deity --
The šuilla rubric and the function of Akkadian šuillas --
Akkadian šuilla prayers : identification, structure, and distinguishing features --
The structure and function of Akkadian šuillas as ritual units --
Akkadian šuillas as "rites" within rituals --
Conclusions --
Appendices. 1. Šuilla terms in parallel with terms for communicating with or offering to a deity --
2. Instructions for recitation or assurance included with examplars of šuilla prayers --
3. List of šuilla prayers --
4. Comparison of features in šuilla prayers.
Series Title: Alter Orient und Altes Testament, Bd. 379.
Other Titles: Akkadian Šuillas
Responsibility: Christopher G. Frechette.


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