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Title: Labor Pains, Difficult Birth, Sick Child
Subtitle: Three Old Babylonian Incantations from a Private Collection
Author(s): WASSERMAN, Nathan
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 75    Issue: 1-2   Date: 2018   
Pages: 14-25
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.75.1.3285282

Abstract :
In this paper, three unpublished Old Babylonian incantations from a private collection are presented for the first time in edition, translation and commentary. Two of the texts aim at helping a woman in labor (IncPriv 1, IncPriv 2), the third focus on a sick child, suffering from a severe throat inflammation, trying to save him from the brink of death (IncPriv 3). The incantations have no direct parallels, but one of them contain the well-known Cow motif (IncPriv 2).

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