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The Vow of Mutiya, King of Shekhna

dc.contributor.authorSasson, Jack M.
dc.identifier.citationSasson, Jack M. "The Vow of Mutiya, King of Shekhna." Crossing Boundaries and Linking Horizons. Eds. G. D. Young M. W. Chavalas, and R. E. Averbeck. Bethesda, MD: CDL Press, 1997. 483-98.en_US
dc.descriptionIn this chapter Professor Sasson shows how vows made to the gods and goddesses by those who sought advancement were often forgotten once they had attained power. The consequences that resulted might not be seen for a generation or more.en_US
dc.description.abstract"Of course, I cannot claim that Mutiya's egregious lapse directly influenced what was told about Keret. I could, however, suggest that these two accounts of misbegotten vows, one embedded in an epic and the other conveyed in a letter, are exploiting two themes that readily combine in popular belief: the first develops from the commonplace that achievers too often neglect benefactors who had once boosted their rise; the second depends on the conventional crediting to wrathful gods any exceptional or precipitous collapse of power. To the pious, therefore, neglected vows give fine opportunity not only to reflect on the fall of the mighty, but also to delve into some of the less mysterious facets of theodicy."en_US
dc.publisherCDL Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshMari (Extinct city)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCuneiform tablets -- Syria -- Mari (Extinct city)en_US
dc.subject.lcshMiddle East -- Antiquitiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGoddesses, Assyro-Babylonianen_US
dc.titleThe Vow of Mutiya, King of Shekhnaen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.description.schoolDivinity Schoolen_US

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