The First Soldiers’ Oath (1.66)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Rituals

Commentary

The following is the second tablet1 of a two-tablet text of a military oath, known as the first soldiers’ oath. The language of the composition indicates that it was composed in the Middle Hittite period (late 15th century BCE), although the copies that survive were inscribed in the Empire period. The text is especially interesting for its paralle…

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Collins, Billie Jean, “The First Soldiers’ Oath (1.66)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_66>



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