This volume presents the edition and translation of first-millennium BC Babylonian omens derived from the appearance and movements of the planet Jupiter.
Author: Erica Reiner
This volume presents the edition and translation of first-millennium BC Babylonian omens derived from the appearance and movements of the planet Jupiter. David Pingree’s introduction and astronomical commentary shows the extent of the Babylonian scholars’ knowledge of astronomical phenomena.
85, Part 4. Celestial Omen Tablets and Fragments in the British Museum, in: Maul, S. M. (ed.) ... Babylonian Planetary Omens, Part Four [Jupiter omens], Cuneiform Monographs 30. Rochberg-Halton, F. 1988 Röck, F. 1916 Aspects of ...
Author: Erlend Gehlken
Category: Social Science
This book presents the second half of the weather section of En?ma Anu Enlil, a Mesopotamian omen series dealing with the stars, sun, moon, and weather. It attained particular importance when scholars used it to explain phenomena to Assyrian kings.
For more about perception of the Moon, see M. Stol, 'The Moon as Seen by the Babylonians' in D.J.W. Meijer (ed.) ... Jupiter omens, see E. Reiner, D. Pingree, Babylonian Planetary Omens, Part Four [ Jupiter Omens], Leiden, 2005; ...
Author: Krzysztof Ulanowski
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Neo-Assyrian and Greek Divination in War is about practices which enabled humans contact the divine. These relations, especially in difficult times of military conflict, could be crucial in deciding the fate of individuals, cities, dynasties or even empires.
4. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1995. ———. "The Babylonian Fiirstenspiegel in Practice.” Pp. 321-26 in Soci— eties and ... Babylonian Planetary Omens Part One: The Venus Tablets ofAmmisaduqa, EndmaAnu Enlil Tablet 63.
Author: Matthew Neujahr
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
This work provides an in-depth investigation of after-the-fact predictions in ancient Near Eastern texts from roughly 1200 B.C.E.–70 C.E. It argues that the Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek works discussed are all part of a developing scribal discourse of “mantic historiography” by which scribes blend their local traditions of history writing and predictive texts to produce a new mode of historiographic expression. This in turn calls into question the use and usefulness of traditional literary categories such as “apocalypse” to analyze such works.
2. Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 2. Malibu: Undena Publications. (1998) Babylonian Planetary Omens: Part Three. Cuneiform Monographs 11. Groningen: Styx. (2005) Babylonian Planetary Omens: Part Four. Cuneiform Monographs 30. Leiden: Brill.
Author: Karine Chemla
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
This is the first book-length analysis of the techniques and procedures of ancient mathematical commentaries. It focuses on examples in Chinese, Sanskrit, Akkadian and Sumerian, and Ancient Greek, presenting the general issues by constant detailed reference to these commentaries, of which substantial extracts are included in the original languages and in translation, sometimes for the first time. This makes the issues accessible to readers without specialized training in mathematics or in the languages involved. The result is a much richer understanding than was hitherto possible of the crucial role of commentaries in the history of mathematics in four different linguistic areas, of the nature of mathematical commentaries in general, of the contribution that the study of mathematical commentaries can make to the history of science and to the study of commentaries in general, and of the ways in which mathematical commentaries are like and unlike other kinds of commentaries.
Author: Shiyanthi ThavapalanPublish On: 2019-10-21
2005. Babylonian Planetary Omens, Part Four. CM 30. Leiden: Brill. Reiter, K. 1997. Die Metalle im alten Orient. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung altbabylonischer Quellen. AOAT 249. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag. Ribichini, S. and P. Xella.
Author: Shiyanthi Thavapalan
"In The Meaning of Color in Ancient Mesopotamia, Shiyanthi Thavapalan offers the first in-depth study of the words and expressions for colors in the Akkadian language (c. 2500-500 BCE). By combining philological analysis with the technical investigation of materials, she debunks the misconception that people in Mesopotamia had a limited sense of color and convincingly positions the development of Akkadian color language as a corollary of the history of materials and techniques in the ancient Near East"--
Astral Magic in Babylonia. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 85 pt. 4. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1995. ———, and D. Pingree. Babylonian Planetary Omens: Part Three. Cuneiform Monographs 11.
Author: Dan Ben Amos
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Category: Literary Collections
Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of the books in this series possible: Lloyd E. Cotsen; The Maurice Amado Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Tales from Arab Lands presents tales from North Africa, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in the latest volume of the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. This is the third book in the multi-volume series in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg?s timeless classic, Legends of the Jews. The tales here and the others in this series have been selected from the Israel Folktale Archives (IFA), named in Honor of Dov Noy, at The University of Haifa, a treasure house of Jewish lore that has remained largely unavailable to the entire world until now. Since the creation of the State of Israel, the IFA has collected more than 20,000 tales from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost stories shared by their families from around the world. The tales come from the major ethno-linguistic communities of the Jewish world and are representative of a wide variety of subjects and motifs, especially rich in Jewish content and context. Each of the tales is accompanied by in-depth commentary that explains the tale's cultural, historical, and literary background and its similarity to other tales in the IFA collection, and extensive scholarly notes. There is also an introduction that describes the culture and its folk narrative tradition, a world map of the areas covered, illustrations, biographies of the collectors and narrators, tale type and motif indexes, a subject index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Until the establishment of the IFA, we had had only limited access to the wide range of Jewish folk narratives. Even in Israel, the gathering place of the most wide-ranging cross-section of world Jewry, these folktales have remained largely unknown. Many of the communities no longer exist as cohesive societies in their representative lands; the Holocaust, migration, and changes in living styles have made the continuation of these tales impossible. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition.
... Babylonian Planetary Omens, Part Three (Groningen: Styx). Reiner, E. and Pingree, D., 2005, Babylonian Planetary Omens, Part Four (Leiden: Brill) Rochberg, F.,1998, BabylonianHoroscopes(Philadelphia:AmericanPhilosophicalSoci- ety).
The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ancient World explores the ways in which astronomical knowledge circulated between different communities of scholars over time and space, and what was done with that knowledge when it was received.
2005. Babylonian Planetary Omens. Part Four. Leiden. Renger, J. 1971. “Überlegungen zum akkadischen Syllabar.” ZA 61: 23–43. Richardson, S. 2006. “gir -gen-na and Šulgi's 'Library': Liver Omen Texts in the Third Millennium b.c. (I).
Author: Dominique Charpin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
How did the invention of writing in the ancient world change our way of thinking, recording, and remembering forever? In this wide-ranging study, Charpin discusses the place of literacy in the early civilization of Babylonia in the time between 2500 and 500 BC. Writing at this time was used for domestic record keeping, tracking inventory and sales, for inscriptions and tombs, and for communicating with gods. He argues for a much wider spread of literacy than previously thought and explains the historical and social contexts within which literacy proliferated in early Babylon.
Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy Francesca Rochberg ... All Babylonian omens qualify. Thus, If Jupiter is steady in the morning, ... 2 E. Reiner, and D. Pingree, Babylonian Planetary Omens, Part Four (Leiden and ...
Author: Francesca Rochberg
Category: Literary Collections
"In the Path of the Moon" offers a collection of essays concerning Babylonian celestial divination. It investigates various aspects of cuneiform celestial omens, horoscopes, and astronomy and their wide-ranging influences on later Hellenistic science and philosophy.