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Title: Vögel als Entsorger negativer Kräfte in biblischen, ägyptischen und altorientalischen Texten
Author(s): BOJOWALD, Stefan
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 101    Issue: 2   Date: 2020   
Pages: 272-276
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.101.2.3288266

Abstract :
This short paper compares Hebrew and Egyptian text passages on the role of birds as disposers of negative forces. Lev 14,49-53 describes the cleansing of a house from leprosy by letting fly a bird. In the Egyptian case, P. Ramesseum 3 B 33, a swallow symbolically takes away a childhood sickness. Comparable motifs are also found in Hittite and Babylonian texts.

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