Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Ritual-Prayer Nisaba 1 and Its Function

The Ritual-Prayer Nisaba 1 and Its Function The Mesopotamian ritual-prayer Nisaba 1, a monolingual text in Akkadian addressed to the goddess of grain, blends the functionality of two genres: Akkadian Šuillas and Kultmittelbeschwörungen . Like Kultmittelbeschwörungen , it is addressed to a material (here, the flour identified with Nisaba) in order to activate it for ritual use. As do other Akkadian Šuilla-prayers, it serves to gain a favorable reception from an influential deity whose powerful intercession it requests for reconciling the speaker with his or her personal god and goddess. The royal ritual bīt salā’ mê provides important context for establishing functionality. An edition of the prayer is appended to the article. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions Brill

The Ritual-Prayer Nisaba 1 and Its Function

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/the-ritual-prayer-nisaba-1-and-its-function-yXLlRMTudx
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2011 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1569-2116
eISSN
1569-2124
DOI
10.1163/156921211X579588
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The Mesopotamian ritual-prayer Nisaba 1, a monolingual text in Akkadian addressed to the goddess of grain, blends the functionality of two genres: Akkadian Šuillas and Kultmittelbeschwörungen . Like Kultmittelbeschwörungen , it is addressed to a material (here, the flour identified with Nisaba) in order to activate it for ritual use. As do other Akkadian Šuilla-prayers, it serves to gain a favorable reception from an influential deity whose powerful intercession it requests for reconciling the speaker with his or her personal god and goddess. The royal ritual bīt salā’ mê provides important context for establishing functionality. An edition of the prayer is appended to the article.

Journal

Journal of Ancient Near Eastern ReligionsBrill

Published: Sep 1, 2011

Keywords: Mesopotamia; ritual; prayer; šuilla; Kultmittelbeschwörungen ; Nisaba

There are no references for this article.