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Establishing A New Temple for the Goddess of the Night (1.70)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Incantations


This is a four column tablet composed in the period of the Hittite Empire. It is the first of two tablets.1 The second tablet is not preserved, although the first tablet has survived in four recensions. The main tablet describes the procedure for establishing a satellite temple for the Goddess of the Night. Her cult was centered in Kizzuwatna in southeaster…

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Collins, Billie Jean, “Establishing A New Temple for the Goddess of the Night (1.70)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>

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