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Plague Prayers of Muršili II (1.60)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Prayers


When he came to the throne, the Great King Muršili II was confronted with both the fragmentation of the Hittite empire and the raging of an epidemic of uncertain character which had carried off in short succession both his father Šuppiluliuma I and his brother Arnuwanda II. Innumerable ordinary Hittites had perished as well. While Muršili mastered…

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Beckman, Gary, “Plague Prayers of Muršili II (1.60)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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