A Psephomancy Ritual From Assur (1.127)
(809 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Rituals

Commentary

This text was found by the German excavations at Assur.1 It is an incantation recited while performing a ritual for divination by use of black (hematite) and white (alabaster) stones (psephomancy). The ritualist, while pronouncing the liturgy, tells which cultic manipulations he is performing, thus permitting the reader to follow his actions. The typ…

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Hurowitz, Victor, “A Psephomancy Ritual From Assur (1.127)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_127>



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