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Votive Records (3.HI.C.2)
(382 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Accounts


This category of texts records vows made by members of the royal family in order to secure favors from the gods and goddesses. The earliest example in the corpus dates to the reign of Muwatalli II. But the vast majority of preserved examples date from the reign of his second successor, Ḫattušili III. The most frequent person making these vows is Ḫattušili’s famous consort, Queen Puduḫepa. The texts ofte…

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Hoffner, Harry A., Jr., “Votive Records (3.HI.C.2)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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