A Meal Fit For A King: An Analysis of the Function of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty in the Daily Offerings

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A Meal Fit For A King: An Analysis of the Function of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty in the Daily Offerings

Type: Master thesis
Title: A Meal Fit For A King: An Analysis of the Function of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty in the Daily Offerings
Author: Iest, Ruwan van der
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: Neo-Babylonian
Assyriology
Daily Offerings
Temple Culture
Priests
Royal Ideology
Satukku in Royal Inscriptions
Nebuchadnezzar
Nabopolassar
Neriglissar
Nabonidus
Abstract: Palace and temple have always been subject to scholarly interest. The first represents the political power of any given land or country, while the latter serves as an entry point into the marvelous world of the religious organization of any given culture. Though studying these separate institutions on their own is of great importance, it is even more in teresting to study the area in which the interests of both institutions meet. Such studies can show how both parties have to deal with each other's interest and have to adapt their own to guarantee a fruitful cooperation. This thesis consists of such a study, researching the relationship between the Babylonian palace and temple in the context of the daily offerings while focusing on the specific role of the king and his priests. With this study I hope to fill in the blanks that are present in this field of study, since this relation has been examined, but not in the context with which this thesis is concerned.
Supervisor: Waerzeggers, Prof. dr. Caroline
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Master)
Specialisation: Assyriology
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52799
 

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