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The First Soldiers’ Oath (1.66)
(1,990 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Rituals


The following is the second tablet1 of a two-tablet text of a military oath, known as the first soldiers’ oath. The language of the composition indicates that it was composed in the Middle Hittite period (late 15th century BCE), although the copies that survive were inscribed in the Empire period. The text is especially interesting for its parallels in t…

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Collins, Billie Jean, “The First Soldiers’ Oath (1.66)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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