Yesterday I received my copy of Lambert’s Babylonian Oracle Questions:
Babylonian Oracle Questions
Mesopotamian Civilizations – MC 13
by W. G. Lambert
Pp. xiv + 216; 57 plates, English
Cloth, 8.5 x 11
List Price: $49.50
Your Price: $44.55
These oracles were addressed to deity pairs when people wanted to know answers to “Yes” or “No” questions.Â These questions were recorded and entered the stream of tradition as new apprentices learned the craft.
As is always the case with Lambert, the hand copies of the texts are amazing and he includes helpful notes as well.Â I’ll try to comment more as I have time to dig into the book a bit deeper.
At this point a word of thanks must be given to Eisenbrauns.Â Any other publisher would have priced this volume 5 times higher than did Eisenbrauns–I’m sure that this book will not be a best seller, production of the hand copy plates is not cheap, and Eisenbrauns elected to use environmentally friendly materials and printing processes.Â They were able to do all of this and price it at a level that makes this volume accessible for inclusion in personal libraries.Â Thanks Eisenbrauns and keep up the great work!