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D. Kimhi (twelfth and thirteenth centuries) in his comb mentary on Ezekiel. Commenting on Ez. xxi. 26 ^\>h\> run D'Bina ^KS? onma, Kimhi says: 'pyoo nr bi this text, ' ' , pines? DV3 all this is of the work LATER JEWISH TEXTS 31 ^P is as that of N1H1 of divination, and the explanation of a O'aa N^> X. ' about thumb-nail magic. He also tells us distinctly why the nail was used for these divination purposes: because of its brightness. The nail has a knew all bright surface, and when well polished and prepared (see this text, 1.

For fuller notes on the use of psalms as spells see below, p. 41 f. , p. 39 f. Lines 7-8. a DTI taea for the sake of the sea and for the sake of the three lights that are in the universe '. This is a very interesting line. "What is the D ? and what are the nru W&0 ? , p. 98, ; 1. 42 p. ; 158, 1. 4 ; The ftarw-knowledge is called 4, and passim. , p. 89). , p. 158, 1. 4, and p. 160, 1. 4 and 1. 13. Of. also Surpu in Zimmern's Beitr. z. Kenntnis d. bab. Religion, E~a lip-tur sdr apse Ea may solve, the p.

All this would tend to show how deep-rooted nail magic was, and what an importance there was ascribed to the LATER JEWISH TEXTS bel di-nim '* Adad 33 M-ri u-qat-tar-Jcu-nu-si '? erina ella tdba ki-is-rat *? erini elli na-ram Hani bel Jci-is-ra sil-ta za-'-a rabuti usurtu ilu-ti-Jcu-nu rdbl-ti u-qat-tar sa-ba-a erina erina lis-bu-ma qat-ra-a Hani rabuti a-na di-ni da-a-ni *'? ta-as-ba-a-ma di-ni di-na il Samas u il Adad i-ziz-za-nimma ina qiblti-jd nls qati-jd ina mim-ma ma-la eppusu(-su) ta-mit a-Jcar-ra-bu Tcet-ta lib-si ' 56-61).

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