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This section of the book The World's Oldest Literature presents indexes comprising Eastern, Egyptian, and Classical texts; biblical and Rabbinical texts; and terms, concepts, personal names and divine names that are present in the book. Indexes are also provided for geographic names, Ethnica, and names of sanctuaries, and Akkadian and Sumerian words. The book deals with studies in Sumerian Belles-lettres. The articles in the book are mainly directed to Mesopotamia, and particularly to the literary character of its written sources. The author offers the illuminating suggestion that the Mesopotamian letter-prayer tradition helps to understand the character and function of Biblical prayers of individuals to God.

Keywords: Biblical prayers; Mesopotamia; Rabbinical texts; Sumerian Belles-lettres; World's oldest literature



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