Becoming Marduk: A New Look at a Commentary on Marduk's Address to the Demons from Assur

Uri Gabbay*

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Abstract

The article deals with a commentary on the Akkadian composition Marduk's Address to the Demons from the city of Assur. The first part of the article discusses the unique religious view found in Marduk's Address and its commentary, in which the āšipu priest is identified with the god Marduk. The second part presents a new philological edition of the commentary.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)119-160
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

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Publisher Copyright:
© Uri Gabbay, 2023

Keywords

  • Assur
  • Marduk
  • Marduk's Address to the Demons
  • commentary
  • possession
  • ritual
  • āšipu

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