Excerpt From An Oracle Report (1.78)
(1,989 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Oracles

Commentary

Since the Hittites believed that divine displeasure was the ultimate source of most evils, they developed a science of divination in order to communicate with their gods, ascertain the reasons for their anger, and bargain about required restitution. The Hittite diviners carefully researched the problems referred to them, making sure both to det…

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Beckman, Gary, “Excerpt From An Oracle Report (1.78)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_78>



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