Invoking the God: Interpreting Invocations in Mesopotamian Prayers and Biblical Laments of the Individual
Journal of Biblical Literature
This article presents comparative analysis between the literary style of the Biblical psalms and two forms of contemporary Mesopotamian Akkadian prayers. Focus is given to the treatment of invocations of God within the lamentations, noting their brevity and offering an anthropological explanation for their similar forms. It is suggested that the thematic understanding of the relationship between the supplicant and deity is the primary factor in their composition.
Invoking the God: Interpreting Invocations in Mesopotamian Prayers and Biblical Laments of the Individual.
Journal of Biblical Literature, 129(2), 303–315.