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A “Non-canonical” Incantation (1.167)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Incantations


Incantations were among the earliest literary genres to be fixed in writing. Before they were collected into major canonical series, they circulated in individual formulations, as needed. Sometimes, as here, these were quite short, and to the point, even specifying the source of the problem by name. The name of the client who used the sp…

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Hallo, William W., “A “Non-canonical” Incantation (1.167)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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