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Babylonian Magic and Sorcery

Being the Prayers of the Lifting of the Hand

By: Leonard W. King

Price: CAD $75.99

Publisher: RED WHEEL/WEISER

Imprint: Weiser

336 Pages

9.09 X 6.61 X 1.06 ins

ISBN:  9780877289340 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 02/25/2002

First published in 1896, King presents the cuneiform text of a group of 60 clay tablets inscribed with prayers and religious compositions of a devotional and magical character. These tablets were created by the scribes of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, between 669-625 b.c., and are currently part of the Kuyunjik collection in the British Museum. King's illustrations feature a transliteration of each tablet with an English translation of well-preserved passages.

King includes a Babylonian-English glossary, a list of proper names and numerals with their corresponding cuneiform inscriptions, and a list of words and word portions of uncertain translation.




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