Pan-astronomical Hermeneutics and the Arts of the Lamentation Priest

@article{Wee2017PanastronomicalHA,
  title={Pan-astronomical Hermeneutics and the Arts of the Lamentation Priest},
  author={J. Z. Wee},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Arch{\"a}ologie},
  year={2017},
  volume={107},
  pages={236 - 260}
}
  • J. Z. Wee
  • Published 2017
  • Art
  • Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie
Abstract: The “Esoteric Babylonian Commentary” (abbr. EBC) represents an excerpt from a larger commentary tablet LBAT 1601, which was unusual in its wide scope encompassing teratology, medical diagnosis, physiognomy, cuneiform sign exercises, and magical incantations and rituals, and which reinterpreted these diverse fields of knowledge in terms of astronomical phenomena. The topics selectively excerpted into EBC by a lamentation priest suggest a compartmentalization of textual expertise… Expand

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