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Re: Nabonidus

Avigdor, while I think it is quite likely that you're right in 
claiming that attempts were made to avert the consequences of 
unfortunate astrological omina, there are no apotropaic texts known 
to me which actually attempt to do this. Perhaps they employed  some of 
the namburbis of extreme generality for this purpose, or else simple 
prayers;  but no astrological series has conjurations appended to it as is the case 
with the Assyrian Dream Book; nor are there namburbi series 
specificaly designed to answer to enuma anu enlil's portents. In 
fact, I believe C.J. Gadd even claimed that no attempt was made to 
avert such portents.

Fred Cryer