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Gabbay, Uri, Mirelman, Sam and Reid, Nicholas (2020) 'A Literary Topos of Abundance: Two Emesal Prayers to Enki.' Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, 110 (1). pp. 25-36.

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This study analyses a literary topos concerning the abundance of natural phenomena, including fresh water, reed beds and fish. The standardised sequence listing such abundant natural features occurs in two previously unpublished tablets containing Emesal prayers concerning the god Enki, published in this article. The Old Babylonian tablet, of unknown provenance, attests to a unique composition. The tablet from Late Babylonian Ur, which is partially paralleled by a previously known manuscript, includes performative indications.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISSN: 00845299
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Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 08:57

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