Old Babylonian Incantation Against Cattle Disease (1.121)
(204 words)

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

Old Babylonian Incantation Against Cattle Disease (1.121)

(1)

There was a whirl[wind] in the sky,

(2)

A fire was kindled,

(3)

And the “peg”1 fell

(4)

On all the cattle.

(5)

It was infected with heat

(6)

The kids and the lambs

(7)

And also the small ones on the nurse’s shoulder.2

(8–9)

Address my mother Ningirim.3

(10)

Let the face of the cattle be bright again,

(11)

Let Sumuqan rejoice,4

(12)

Let the herbs rejo…

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Edzard, D. O., “Old Babylonian Incantation Against Cattle Disease (1.121)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 March 2017



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