Mesopotamian ritual-prayers of "hand-lifting" (Akkadian Šuillas) : an investigation of function in light of the idiomatic meaning of the rubric
Print Book, English, 2012
Ugarit-Verlag, Münster, 2012
Alter Orient und Altes Testament, Bd. 379
Prayers and devotions
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Lifting of the hand" as a formal salutation in an audience with a deity
The šuilla rubric and the function of Akkadian šuillas
Akkadian šuilla prayers : identification, structure, and distinguishing features
The structure and function of Akkadian šuillas as ritual units
Akkadian šuillas as "rites" within rituals
Appendices. 1. Šuilla terms in parallel with terms for communicating with or offering to a deity
2. Instructions for recitation or assurance included with examplars of šuilla prayers
3. List of šuilla prayers
4. Comparison of features in šuilla prayers
Revised and expanded version of the author's thesis (Th. D.)--Harvard, 2005, under the title, "The name of the ritual : investigating Ancient Mesopotamian 'hand-lifting' rituals for the interpretation of genre in the Psalms."