Great curse to keep handy!

Today, Lawson Younger mentioned in a lecture that he gave the recently published new curse that appears in the Esarhaddon treaty text from Tel Tayinat (recently discussed by J. Lauinger in the Journal of Cuneiform Studies 64 [2012], 87-123):

May the Queen of Ekron make a worm fall out of your insides“!

Not only a great execration – but very Philistine in character!



P.S. If it would have referred to the Queen of Gath (whoever that is…) – I’m sure it would have mentioned a lizard falling out of your insides – that’s much scarier…

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