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The Revision Of Babylonian Anti-Witchcraft Incantations:The Critical Analysis Of Incantations In The Ceremonial Series Maqlû

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In this paper, the author tries to shed some further light on modes of revision of Akkadian incantations. Individual incantations are not static and often took on more than one form. We know of the existence of these forms through several means. The author has compared extant forms of individual incantations. He discusses some results obtained through critical analysis of incantations in the Akkadian magical series Maqlû, "Burning&t;. This series is the longest and most important Mesopotamian composition concerned with combating witchcraft Incantations . The author discusses two incantations that may be said to have undergone expansion. These incantations contain interpolations that enumerate evil forces or destructive actions associated with the witch. In the conclusion, the author acknowledges that it is not inconceivable that texts of this sort may sometimes have been composed in the form in which we have them, the composer himself having put the disparate materials together.

Keywords: Akkadian incantations; Babylonian; Maqlû; Mesopotamian composition; witchcraft Incantations



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