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

"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,...

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Main Author: Krul, Julia , [Author]
Published: Leiden ; : Boston, MA :. Brill, [2018]
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
Series: Culture and history of the ancient Near East 95
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Contents/pieces: 1 records
Online Access: Online available
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 Bit Res. 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"--
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004364943