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Ugaritic Birth Omens (1.90)
(3,121 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Divination


Recorded observations of the natural world in the Levantine and Mesopotamian areas of the ancient Near East had two primary foci, medical and divinatory. The two areas were probably thought to be equally empirical. In the case of a symptom, one applied a given remedy or remedies and the complaint was supposed to go away. Other natural p…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Ugaritic Birth Omens (1.90)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <>

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