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By Leonard W. King

ISBN-10: 0766176789

ISBN-13: 9780766176782

Certainly one of Leonard King's works from the early days of Assyriology in 1896. This paintings is "The Prayers of the Lifting of the Hand," and represents the cuneiform texts of a gaggle of Babylonian and Assyrian incantations and magical formulae edited with transliterations, translations, and whole vocabulary from capsules of the Kuyunjik collections preserved within the British Museum. Contents: Prayers addressed to: Deities; Gods; Goddesses; Astral Deities; Prayers opposed to the evils; Vocabulary.

I came upon this model on the internet and it seems that to be a pretty decently scanned replica from a library (Kansas urban it seems), as evidenced by way of the date stamps within the hide. whereas the ISBN references a extra smooth re-print, this seems to be a replica of the unique print.

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No connected text, but from the fifth line onwards the prayer reads: "May Heaven be thy joy, may the Abyss 6. May the gods of the world be favourable to thee: may the Ninib 10 great gods bless thy heart! thy dominion! 8 7. " conclusion, is not an that of the prayer to the goddess htar in No. 8 uncommon one; for somewhat similar endings cf. No. 6, 11. 127 In the latter of these two tablets 129, No. 9, 11. 1921, etc. the gods Ann and la are substituted for "the Heaven" and , "the Abyss" invoked in to Ninib is duplicate of which 1.

G. -tit, [ * probably a . 25. The beginning of [il-tum] rim-ni-tumi cf. 26. For taSmti, PSBA, (BUDGE, Vol. No. word is 1. The 1. 12 1 adj. is "^ ^e strong'*, though Itu. probably to be restored this line is 7, -A in ............. V r\tfh* formation of the (j&s the more usual form of the { mother! 35, etc. 829 18, 3737, 1. 34 "prosperity" cf. X, p. ) &-ru-&b $u-ul-mu u ta$-w{-{, JENSEN, Kosmologie, pp. 280, 332, etc. One sign only appears to be missing from the beginof this line, which may possibly be restored: [ana] di-m ning da~ni purus j)arasi(si) etc.

As-mk-ka 21. kan-sa-ku si-rik u-mn ta-sil-ti ilu-ti-[ka] sa-na-an sa la la musi lallartu ak-ki-ka az-za-az i- lam-ma- du mi-lik-su ma- ri-is-ta-a si-kar ka- a-si--ka ka-sa dum-ki u mi-sa-ri sukun(un) ili-[ya] ilu istari sa is-tu u-mn ma-du-ti is-bu-su 23. ili-ya u 22. 24. MIS dr-ni-ya lu-us-mi sir-ti lu-tailu 27. &-ma--ir-ma ina sat musi ana dd-ra-ti 28. MA 25. 26. lud-lul llu 29. [KAN] ls-tar ka-nu-ut i-[l&-a-ti] B2 faad-is PRAYERS TO GROUPS OF 30. DLBAR 2 sami-i u 1 DEITIES. -ti ....... -in-nin-na* bu-uk-[rat] " -mat* dar-ri [Sfi-ml-tJ ku-m-di^ 3 2 .......

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