definition of this phenomenon, which Smith takes up. Assmann poses a definition that rests on equating the functions of gods, which then motivates the translation of gods. These two steps, however, are insufficiently differentiated in Assmann’s model, which leads to confusion.
In ancient polytheisms
with active involvement in Emarite affairs in two documents. 102 One is aliving testament, which was concluded in front of Šaḫurunuwa and bears his royal seal. 103 As nothing in the text reveals why the king of Karkamiš was involved in such a quotidian legal matter, we might assume that the