In this paper, I discuss a peculiar list of body part found in a Hittite ritual text (KUB 7.1+), in which the hands occur at the end of the list, after the knees. Based on other lists found in Hittite texts, it is argued that the list of KUB 7.1+ ends with knees and hands, without the feet, because the child for whom the ritual was performed did not yet walk, but crawled.

For an explanation of a peculiar Hittite list of body parts

V. Pisaniello
2022

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In this paper, I discuss a peculiar list of body part found in a Hittite ritual text (KUB 7.1+), in which the hands occur at the end of the list, after the knees. Based on other lists found in Hittite texts, it is argued that the list of KUB 7.1+ ends with knees and hands, without the feet, because the child for whom the ritual was performed did not yet walk, but crawled.
Hittite, body part lists, Hittite rituals
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