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Prayer to Gods of the Night (1.115)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Hymns and Prayers


The short prayers to the “gods of the night” (i.e., the stars) are among the less stereotypical and more creative liturgical poems of the Akkadian canon. Their individualized variations on a common theme may have been inspired by the setting: typically they were recited (and perhaps composed) at night while praying on the roof of the house a…

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Foster, Benjamin R., “Prayer to Gods of the Night (1.115)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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