Siam Bhayro, A Jewish Aramaic Magic Bowl Containing the Formula of Ḥanína ben Dosa, and the Problem of Psalm 24:8b in the Magic Bowls



This article presents a preliminary edition of LO.831 (Barakat Gallery, London), an hitherto unpublished Jewish Aramaic magic bowl that contains the Ḥanína ben Dosa formula. Previously published bowls with this formula contain problematic quotations from Psalm 24:8, whereas LO.831 contains a quotation that accords with the Masoretic Text. The circumstances that led to the problematic quotations are considered, as well as some recent remarks on the Akkadian background to some features of the formula.