New Year Festival

Select Bibliography

Black, J. A.

1981 “The New Year Ceremonies in Ancient Babylon: ‘Taking Bel by the Hand’ and a Cultic Picnic”, Religion 11 (1981), pp.39-59.

Frymer-Kensky, T.

1983 “The Tribulations of Marduk: The So-called ‘Marduk Ordeal Text'”, JAOS 103 (1983), pp.131-141.

Jacobsen, T.

“Religious Drama in Ancient Mesopotamia,” in Geodicke, H. & Roberts, J.J.M., Unity and Diversity: Essays in the History, Literature and Religion of the Ancient Near East, Baltimore, 1975, pp.65-97.

Pallis, Svend Aage

1926 The Babylonian Akitu Festival, Copenhagen, 1926.

Pongratz-Leisten, Beate

1994 Ina Šulmi Irub: Die kulttopographische und ideologische Programmatik der akitu-Prozession in Babylonien und Assyrien im 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr., [Baghdader Forschungen 16], Verlag Phillip von Zabern: Mainz am Rhein, 1994.

(Reviewed: George, A.R., “Studies in Cultic Topography and Ideology,” BiOr 53 (1996), pp.363-395.)

1999 “Neujahr(sfest), nach akkadischen Quellen”, RLA 9/3-4 (1999), pp.294-298.

Sallaberger, W.

1999 “Neujahr(sfest), nach sumerischen Quellen”, RLA 9/3-4 (1999), pp. 291-294.


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