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  1. “Mesopotamian Religion.” To appear in The Oxford Handbook of Ritual and Worship in the Hebrew Bible, ed. Samuel Balentine (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

  2. “Magic.” To appear in Handbook of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. Gonzalo Rubio, The Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization (Berlin: de Gruyter).

  3. “Sacrifice in Mesopotamia,” in Sacrifice in Religious Experience, ed. A. I. Baumgarten, Studies in the History of Religions 93 (Leiden: Brill, 2002), 39–48.

  4. “Ghost and God: Some Observations on a Babylonian Understanding of Human Nature,” in Self, Soul and Body in Religious Experience, ed. A. I. Baumgarten, J. Assmann, and G. G. Stroumsa, Studies in the History of Religions (Numen Book Series) 78 (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 363–383.

  5. “Etemmu אטים,” in Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, ed. K. van der Toorn, B. Becking, and P. W. van der Horst, 2nd ed. (Leiden, Brill: 1999), 309–312.

  6. “Ishtar,” in Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, ed. K. van der Toorn, B. Becking, and P. W. van der Horst, 2nd ed. (Leiden, Brill: 1999), 452–456.

  7. “Marduk,” in Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, ed. K. van der Toorn, B. Becking, and P. W. van der Horst, 2nd ed. (Leiden, Brill: 1999), 543–549.

  8. “Prayers, Hymns, Incantations, and Curses: Mesopotamia,” in Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide, ed. Sarah Iles Johnston, HUP Reference Library (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press), 353–355. Copyright © 2004 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

  9. “The Promise to Praise the God in Šuilla Prayers,” in Biblical and Oriental Essays in Memory of William L. Moran, ed. Agustinus Gianto, Biblica et Orientalia 48 (Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2005), 1–10.

  10. “The Form and Meaning of a Babylonian Prayer to Marduk,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 103 (1983): 3–15. (Also published as Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East, ed. J. M. Sasson, American Oriental Series 65 [Ann Arbor: American Oriental Society, 1984].)

  11. “The Form and History of a Babylonian Prayer to Nabû,” in “The Scaffolding of Our Thoughts”: Essays on Assyriology and the History of Science in Honor of Francesca Rochberg, ed. C. Jay Crisostomo, E. A. Escobar, T. Tanaka, and N. Veldhuis, Ancient Magic and Divination 13 (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 169–182.

  12. “A Paean and Petition to a God of Death: Some Comments on a Šuilla to Nergal,” in From the Four Corners of the Earth: Studies in Iconography and Cultures of the Ancient Near East in Honour of F. A. M. Wiggermann, ed. D. Kertai and O. Nieuwenhuyse, AOAT 441 (Muenster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2017), 15–28.

  13. “The Reconciliation of Angry Personal Gods: A Revision of the Šuillas,” in “Approaching a Critique of Mesopotamian Reason,” ed. G. Gabriel, special issue, JANEH 5 (2018): 57–85. Republished with permission of Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History; permission conveyed through Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

  14. “Two Versions of a Šuilla to Gula,” in “Altorientalische Gebetsliteratur: Form, außersprachlicher Kontext und interkulturelle Adaptionsprozesse,” ed. A. Grund-Wittenberg and Elisabeth Rieken, special issue, WO 49/1 (2019): 6–13.

  15. “Fortune and Misfortune of the Individual: Some Observations on the Sufferer’s Plaint in Ludlul bēl nēmeqi II 12–32,” in Fortune and Misfortune in the Ancient Near East (Proceedings of the 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale), Warsaw, 2014, ed. O. Drewnowska and M. Sandowicz (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2017), 51–57.

  16. “Kingship in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Case of Enūma Eliš,” in The Body of the King: The Staging of the Body of the Institutional Leader from Antiquity to Middle Ages in East and West. Proceedings of the Meeting Held in Padova, July 6th–9th, 2011, ed. G. B. Lanfranchi and R. Rollinger, History of the Ancient Near East/Monographs 16 (Padua: S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria, 2016), 59–64.

  17. “Some Observations on the Babylon Section of the Enūma Eliš.” Revue d’assyriologie et d’archéologie orientale 113 (2019): 171–173.

  18. “Biblical Accounts of Prehistory: Their Meaning and Formation,” in Bringing the Hidden to Light: The Process of Interpretation. Studies in Honor of Stephen A. Geller, ed. K. Kravitz and D. M. Sharon (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns/JTS, 2007), 1–17.

  19. “Two Passages in the Biblical Account of Prehistory,” in Studies in Hebrew and Arabic in Honor of Raymond P. Scheindlin, ed. J. Decter and M. Rand (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2007), 1–5 (rights owned by Gorgias Press, NJ).

  20. “Jonah and God: Plants, Beasts, and Humans in the Book of Jonah (An Essay in Interpretation),” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 13, no. 2 (2013): 146–152.

  21. Alaktu and Halakhah: Oracular Decision, Divine Revelation,” Harvard Theological Review 80 (1987): 15–42. Reproduced with permission.

  22. “Blood in Israel and Mesopotamia,” in Emanuel: Studies in Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honor of Emanuel Tov, ed. S. M. Paul, R. A. Kraft, L. H. Schiffman, and W. S. Fields (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 675–684.

  23. “Cultures in Contact: Ancient Near Eastern and Jewish Magic.” To appear in A Handbook of Jewish Magic, ed. S. Bhayro and O.-P. Saar (Leiden: Brill).

  24. “A Shepherd’s Bulla and an Owner’s Receipt: A Pair of Matching Texts in the Harvard Semitic Museum,” in Studies on the Civilization and Culture of Nuzi and the Hurrians in Honor of Ernest R. Lacheman, ed. M. A. Morrison and D. I. Owen (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1981), 1–9.

  25. “‘He Should Continue to Bear the Penalty of that Case’: Some Observations on Codex Ḫammurabi parags. 3–4 and parag. 13,” in From Ancient Israel to Modern Judaism: Essays in Honor of Marvin Fox, ed. J. Neusner, E. S. Frerichs, and N. M. Sarna, Brown Judaic Studies 159 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989), 77–96.

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