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Parallels among Hittite civilisation and the previous testomony belong mostly to the sphere of faith. within the first of his 3 Schweich lectures (delivered in 1976) Professor Gurney lines the old improvement of the Hittite pantheon, whereas in his moment and 3rd lectures he selects a few facets of Hittite faith which are in comparison with historical Hebrew and Canaanite associations. the second one lecture describes the cult, either neighborhood and respectable, and the aim of the open-air temple at Yazilikaya. The 3rd is dedicated to Hittite rituals of removing and substitution and the mortuary ritual for the King. Parallels are drawn with the biblical masseba as a cult item and with the scapegoat ritual of Leviticus.

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