Title

Akkadian Prayers in Ancient Mesopotamia

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Ancient Near East Today

Department

Religious Studies

Publication Date

3-1-2016

Abstract

Prayer is ubiquitous in human societies, including ancient Mesopotamia, but it often appears alien or distant to our modern sensibilities. A closer look shows that this seemingly arcane topic tells us much about Mesopotamian hopes, fears, rituals, and history, sometimes in deeply human ways.

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