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Ugaritic Extispicy (1.92)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Divination


The practice of extispicy (the examination of the organs of a sacrificed animal for purposes of divination) is attested in the ancient Near East by collections of omens of the types encountered above (“if such–and–such a feature is present, such–and–such an event will occur”) and by inscribed models of the organs themselves. Only the latter ca…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Ugaritic Extispicy (1.92)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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