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Alfonso Archi

, however, Cohen’s query fully merits discussion since Emar provides the only means of judging how the Hittites related to the local cults of a subject territory on the fringes of their empire. 1 Aštata in the Political Documents Long before the conquest of Aštata by Suppiluliuma i , the Hittites had

Nadav Na’aman

–14; 15–27), 2 the dominant view in the literature supports the unity and coherence of the story as is. 3 I support the literary principle that a text should be considered integral and homogeneous until proven by rigorous arguments to be composite and thus subject to dismemberment. In the case under

C.L. Crouch

involvement against the king’s enemies (110:2). 27 It emphasizes the power and authority of its subject. Similarly כבש, to subjugate or to tread upon, is language powerful to the point of violent. 28 Wenham calls to rule and subdue “an obviously royal task.” 29 As with the image of god language, these

Marinus van der Sluijs

necessity of reconciling them.” 31 However, the last word on the subject has not yet been said. In mythology, literary sources are seldom entirely consistent with each other for the simple reason that the actual organic development of the mythological tradition takes place outside the literary domain

Kristine Garroway

children and household religion has been ignored can be attributed on the one hand to scholarly oversight, and on the other hand to a more serious issue: the paucity of concrete information on the subject. However, these reasons should not lead to the conclusion that children did not have any interactions

William R. Osborne

metaphors, such as—to borrow Black’s example—Man is wolf. Richards’ contribution to the discussion, later termed “interactive theory of metaphor,” posited that a metaphor consists of a “tenor” and a “vehicle.” The tenor is the underlying subject or idea behind the metaphor and the vehicle is naturally the

Y. S. Chen

only in prologue but also sporadically in different sections of the main body of a composition. In some cases, the primeval time is the subject of the entire composition (e.g., the Atra-hasīs epic; Enūma eliš). The primeval time can thus serve as either background or foreground to the main events

Jeremiah Peterson

correctly at the beginning, Inana/Ištar and the weaving goddess Uttu create a magical thread that counters the effects of oath violation to be attached to the head, hands and feet of the ritual subject. Marduk then cuts the thread, perhaps constituting an act of magical substitution for the broken oath, and

Hannah Marcuson and Theo van den Hout

these were first written down, and also how each of the copies—and sometimes even widely varying versions—of these texts came into existence has been the subject of recent scholarly attention. The problem may be summarized as follows: these texts are often ascribed to an author, who is always a ritual

Caitlín Barrett

clay their bread ? 11 16 See also Pollock (2001: 198, 207-209); Lloyd (1984: 47); Woolley (1982: 27, 111); Van Buren (1980: 266-268); Delougaz et al. (1967: 58-133). 17 The literature on this subject is too vast to survey properly in the present paper. A sampling of relevant research, however, may be