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Zarpiya’s Ritual (1.64)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Rituals


The Ritual of Zarpiya  a is the second of three scapegoat rituals contained on a single Sammeltafel. The author of the text is from Kizzuwatna and as a result the text is laden with Luwian words and incantations, often rendering translation difficult. The first half of the ritual involves an oath–taking on the part of the participants; the second half is…

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Collins, Billie Jean, “Zarpiya’s Ritual (1.64)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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