The Purity of Kingship: An Edition of CHT 569and Related Hittite Oracle Inquiries of TuthI?aliya IV / Edition 9004

The Purity of Kingship: An Edition of CHT 569and Related Hittite Oracle Inquiries of TuthI?aliya IV / Edition 9004

by Theo van den Hout, Theo P. Van Den Hout, Th P. J. Van Den Hout
     
 

The focus of this work is the importance of mental and physical purity in religious matters. For the Hittites, religious matters come close to daily life, and in this case the 'daily life' of the King of the Hittites is the subject of study. In the unique group of texts brought together here for the first time, the Great King himself (the person nearest to the gods)… See more details below

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The focus of this work is the importance of mental and physical purity in religious matters. For the Hittites, religious matters come close to daily life, and in this case the 'daily life' of the King of the Hittites is the subject of study. In the unique group of texts brought together here for the first time, the Great King himself (the person nearest to the gods) was felt contaminated. Professor Van Den Hout investigates the fascinating rituals and background connected with this situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004109865
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/24/1998
Series:
Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui Series, #25
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.26(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Ch. 1Introduction
1Introduction1
2Status quaestionis6
3Criteria for assigning texts to CTH 5698
4Comprehensive recordings versus summaries: general remarks10
5Comprehensive recordings versus summaries: some examples15
6Comprehensive recordings versus summaries within CTH 56926
7XVI 32 and the structure of CTH 56928
8The colophon, order and number of tablets, and final text constitution30
9Findspots32
10Ductus and sign forms33
11The date of CTH 56936
12Texts excluded from CTH 56937
Ch. 2Materials for the Historical Background
1Introduction41
2Tawananna41
3Danuhepa44
4Urhitessub53
5Halpaziti55
6Armatarhunta60
7Sausgatti64
8Katapaili67
9The other persons70
Ch. 3Purpose and Historical Background of CTH 569
1The Gods of Kingship73
2The role of the six individuals75
3CTH 569 and related oracle inquiries79
4CTH 569 and related inquiries: a historical reconstruction85
5Rituals of purification90
Ch. 4The inquiries preceding CTH 569
1Introduction93
2KBo XVI 98(+[superscript ?])XLIX 49 (CTH 577)93
3The accession oracles106
4KBo II 2 (CTH 577)124
5Oracles concerning Zawalli-deities136
Ch. 5CTH 569: Text and Translation
1Text constitution: tablets one to four159
2The order of fragments in the tablets one to four162
3Text constitution: tablets five and six165
4Synopsis168
5The texts: transliteration and translation176
Ch. 6Philological Commentary219
AppXVI 77 and LX 52241
Glossary255
Indices: Texts367
Indices: Topics370
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