Notes on a Nestorian Spell against Headaches

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Nau 1919, 317-320.

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Nau 1919, 319.

5

Witkam 1985, 271.

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Golladay 2007, 629.

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Delamarter, Haile and Terefe 2013, 416.

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Delamarter, Haile and Terefe 2013, 416.

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Nau 1919, 319.

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Fortescue 2001, 55.

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Cf. Longrigg 1993, 1.

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Ibid., 5.

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Ibid., 5.

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Horstmanshoff et al. 2004, 6.

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Karivieri 2010. The stance towards magic changed between emperors.

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Betz 1996, 8.

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Betz 1996, 8. Translated by E.N. O’Neil. The text is found at tm 55955, see trismegistos.org (2015). My alterations in [. . .].

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Powell 1936, 38.

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See for instance Faraone 2001, passim.

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Gollancz 2011, 53. Full translation: ‘By the Divine Power which extinguished the fiery furnace of those of the house of Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael, may He extinguish the fire and the flame, that it burn not the heaps of corn and stalks, nor the house of A., the son of B.: by the Divine Power which extinguished the fiery furnace of Mar George, may He extinguish the fire and the flame, that it burn not, nor set light to the heaps of corn, or the stalks, nor to the house of the one who carries these writs. Furthermore, I bind, expel, and extinguish the iron, and again I bind the flint-stone, that fire may not proceed from them: I bind the fire that it shall not burn. The winds and the whirlpools are the work of his Word: and Kedar shall be pastures. He causes the winds to blow, and they cause the waters to descend. I bind their hands and feet; their back shall always be bowed down. I bind the iron and the flint-stone, that no fire may proceed from them. By the word which Elijah spake, who bound the heavens for three years and six months, so that no rain came down upon the earth: by that selfsame Word I bind the iron and the stone, that no fire shall come out of them, that it may not kindle, nor burn the herbs or the corn of A., the son of B. Amen!’

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