Two Months Joined by the Underworld, with Barring and Opening of Doors (1.125)
(2,209 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Rituals

Commentary1

Emar’s tablet of rites for the month of Abî focuses on observances at the middle and end of the moon’s cycle, set in a frame of offerings through the remaining intervals. The largest section of the text addresses rites at various abû shrines, with a central event on the 26th day, when “they bar the doors.” This act is carried out with the last visibility of the lunar crescent and has its complement in the first line of a se…

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“Two Months Joined by the Underworld, with Barring and Opening of Doors (1.125)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_125>



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