The revival of the Anu cult and the nocturnal fire ceremony at late Babylonian Uruk

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Full title: The revival of the Anu cult and the nocturnal fire ceremony at late Babylonian Uruk / by Julia Krul.
Main author: Krul, Julia, (author.)
Format: Book           


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 Bīt Rēš. 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." -- from the back cover.
Language: English
Published: Leiden : Brill, [2018]
Classmark: FRM /534577
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Series: Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v.95.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN: 9789004364936
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