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Title
The revival of the Anu cult and the nocturnal fire ceremony at late Babylonian Uruk revival of the Anu cult and the nocturnal fire ceremony at late Babylonian Uruk
Type
Text
Contribution
Krul, Julia, author.
Subject
Anu (Assyro-Babylonian deity)
Assyro-Babylonian cults.
Rites and ceremonies--Iraq--Erech (Extinct city)
Erech (Extinct city)--Religious life and customs.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Iraq
Classification
LCC: BL1625.A5 K78 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 299/.21 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018003681
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"In The Revival of the Anu Cult and the Nocturnal Fire Ceremony at Late Babylonian Uruk, Julia Krul offers a comprehensive study of the rise of the sky god Anu as patron deity of Uruk in the Late Babylonian period (ca. 480-100 B.C.). She reconstructs the historical development of the Anu cult, its underlying theology, and its daily rites of worship, with a particular focus on the yearly nocturnal fire ceremony at the Anu temple, the Bit Res. Providing the first in-depth analysis of the ceremony, Julia Krul convincingly identifies it as a seasonal renewal festival with an important exorcistic component, but also as a reinforcement of local hierarchical relationships and the elite status of the Anu priesthood"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
The historical background of the Anu cult
Theological and ideological aspects of the Anu cult
The tablet (AO 6460) and the text (TU 41)
The ritual's calendrical setting
Analysis of TU 41
Interpretation of TU 41.
Authorized Access Point
Krul, Julia, revival of the Anu cult and the nocturnal fire ceremony at late Babylonian Uruk