Born in Heaven, Made on Earth: The Creation of the Cult by Michael Brennan Dick

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28). w. ’ (cf. Arabic taraza ‘be hard’). x. ≈ma Cohen 1978: 45 n. 185: ‘secures for himself ’; see Ps 80:16 and parallel in v. 16 ˚l txma. rWa wyl:aE lLEp"t}yiw] WjT"v‘yiw] /lAdwG;s}yi alø 18 . ÚyTIl}a"g] yKI yl"aE hb:Wv Úyt

19c is missing in the LXX; S hb [bq apyrx amasw ‘and he fastens purified silver on it’. T hyl dyham hanyq πskd ˆlcyvw ‘and the smith fastens silver chains on it’; V ‘laminis argenteis argentarius. . ): ‘things squeezed (by drawing through a wiredrawer)’. Or the silver could be used for the jewelry, such as a wire necklace or bracelet seen on some metal statues (Schroer 1987: Abb. 80, 81). g. As in the case of the beginning of v. 19, the initial Ah is the article, which emphasizes the direct object.

There are references in Mesopotamian literature to statues’ toppling from their pedestals: summa ßalam sarri . . lu ßalam abisu . . imqutma ittesbir ‘If a statue of a king or of his father should fall and break’ (RAcc 38 rev. 14). Many statues in both Egypt (cf. Khaf-Re valley temple at Giza) and Assyria (cf. statue of Ashurnasirpal now on display in the Metropolitan Museum) were set in a deep depression in their pedestals to counteract toppling. (A controversial text AR, II, §§795, 796 even suggests that Sennacherib was assasinated by a falling statue; but cf.

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