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Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie

Ed. by Sallaberger, Walther

Together with Cavigneaux, Antoine / Frame, Grant / Otto, Adelheid / van den Hout, Theo P.J.

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Volume 106, Issue 1


Anti-witchcraft Prescriptions from Ḫattuša and Nippur

Matthew Rutz
Published Online: 2016-06-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/za-2016-0005


Two anti-witchcraft prescriptions from the late second millennium BCE are edited for the first time: a fragment from Ḫattuša (HT 75 = BM 108557) and a previously unpublished fragment from Nippur (CBS 11059). The piece from Ḫattuša joins an important therapeutic/prophylactic compilation that has first-millennium duplicates from Assur and Kalḫu, while the manuscript from Nippur, which has duplicates from Ḫattuša and Nineveh, illustrates the early stabilization of a ritual tradition that is later formulated as a measure against a type of witchcraft called zikurudû, “throat-cutting”*1.

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Published Online: 2016-06-28

Published in Print: 2016-06-28

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, Volume 106, Issue 1, Pages 42–61, ISSN (Online) 1613-1150, ISSN (Print) 0084-5299, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/za-2016-0005.

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