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Cuneiform Inscriptions in the Collection of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: The Old Babylonian Inscriptions
Westenholz, Joan†Goodnick and Aage Westenholz

Leiden: Brill, 2006 pp. xiii + 191. $129.00

Series Information
Cuneiform Monographs, 33


Description: This volume offers new cuneiform sources on the political, religious, juridical, and economic history of southern Babylonia in the nineteenth and early eighteenth centuries B.C.E. Among these texts is a 600-lines long document (no. 1) recording in unusual detail the daily routine followed in the temples of the city of Larsa and thus sheds light on the religious practices of the ancient Babylonians. Using this document as its point of departure, the first part of the book examines those practices Ė the service of the gods and the performance of the clergy. This document is especially important for the history of ancient religion.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Philology, Akkadian

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Review by Michael S. Moore
Published 1/5/2008
Citation: Michael S. Moore, review of Joan Goodnick Westenholz And Aage Westenholz, Cuneiform Inscriptions in the Collection of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: The Old Babylonian Inscriptions, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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