“Man and His God” (1.179)
(1,742 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Pious Sufferer Compositions

Commentary

This Sumerian poem, of about 140 lines, tells a didactic story of a righteous sufferer who remains faithful to his personal god and ultimately is rehabilitated and restored to his former happy status. The poem opens with a brief didactic exhortation, that a man should faithfully praise his god, soothing his heart with la…

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Klein, Jacob, ““Man and His God” (1.179)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_179>



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