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Instructions to Priests and Temple Officials (1.83)
(4,206 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Instructions


This text is preserved in at least eight copies, several of which have been reconstructed through multiple joins of tablet fragments. The tablets are to be found in both the Istanbul and Ankara tablet collections. The copies date to the Empire period, but the text itself seems to go back to the pre–New Hittite period, before the reign of Šuppiluliuma I. The main text is KUB 13.4, a large well preserved …

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McMahon, Gregory, “Instructions to Priests and Temple Officials (1.83)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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