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Assuring the Safety of the King During the Winter (1.79)
(4,683 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Oracles


The purpose of the texts comprising this selection is to assure the safety of the king while he is cooped up through the cold central Anatolian winter, by discovering ahead of time any problems that the gods foresee arising, and by ascertaining the correct method of correcting these. The selection is made up of two texts containing parallel sets of qu…

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Beal, Richard H., “Assuring the Safety of the King During the Winter (1.79)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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