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The Witchcraft Series Maqlu
Abusch, Tzvi

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. xiv + 201. $29.95

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Description: The Akkadian series MaqlŻ, ďBurning,Ē is one of the most significant and interesting magical texts from the Ancient Near East. The incantations and accompanying rituals are directed against witches and witchcraft and ctually represent a single complex ceremony. The ceremony was performed during a single night and into the following morning at the end of the month Abu (July/August), a time when spirits were thought to move back and forth between the netherworld and the world of the living.

Subjects: Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Other Methods

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Review by Adam E. Miglio
Published 5/23/2019
Citation: Adam E. Miglio, review of Tzvi Abusch, The Witchcraft Series Maqlu, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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