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  • STT 1, 001

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Huzirina
  • Literary
  • Enuma Eliš 1
  • SB Enuma Eliš tablet I, obv. = 41-75, 77-79; rev. = 86-92, 97-120

Bibliography

  • Talon 2005, I AA
  • Foster 2005, pp. 436-486
  • Lambert 1994, 569-574
  • Lambert 2008

STT 1, 001 [Enuma Eliš 1]

Obverse
oo NaN  (start of obverse missing)
o 1'o 1'

[...] še-[me]-e-[ša]

[...] her (Tiamat's) hearing [...],

o 2'2'

[... il]-ta-si e-lu ḫar-mi-[ša]

[...] she cried out to her lover (Apsu).

o 3'3'

[... mar-ṣi]- ug-gu-gat e-diš-ši-[ša]

[...] bitterly, alone being furious,

o 4'4'

le-[mut]-ta it-[ta]-di i-na kar-ši-[ša]

she consigned the evil to her heart:

o 5'5'

mi-na-a ni-[i-nu] ša₂ ni-ib-nu-u₂ nu--ḫal-laq-ma

'What? Shall we destroy what we created?

o 6'6'

al-kat₃-su-un? [lu]-u₂ šum-ru-[ṣa-at]-ma i [niš]-du-ud ṭa-biš

'Although their behaviour is very upsetting, we should put up with (it) graciously.'

o 7'7'

i-pul-ma [dmu-um]-mu ABZU i-ma-al-lik

Mummu answered, advising Apsu,

o 8'8'

suk-[kal-lu₄ ...] mi-lik mu-um-mi-šu

a minister [...] (was) the advice of his Mummu:

o 9'9'

ḫul-li-qam-ma a-[bi al]-ka-ta e-ši-tu₂

'My father, destroy (their) disorderly behaviour,

o 10'10'

*(U) ur-ri-iš₃ lu-u₂ šup-šu-ḫat mu-šiš lu-u₂ ṣal-lat1

by day you should be relaxed, at night you should be asleep.'

o 11'11'

iḫ-du-šum-ma ABZU im-me-ru pa-nu-šu

Apsu was happy with him and his face brightened,

o 12'12'

[]-šum lem-ne₂-e-ti ik-pu-du an DINGIR.DINGIR DUMU.DUMU-šu

because he plotted evil for the gods, his sons.

o 13'13'

dmu-um-mu i-te-di-ir ki-šad-su

He embraced Mummu around the neck,

o 14'14'

-ba-am-ma bir-ka-šu u₂-na-šaq ša-a-šu

he sat on his knees, kissing him.

o 15'15'

mim-mu-u₂ ik-pu-du ina pu-uḫ-ra-ni-šun?

All that they plotted in their particular assembly

o 16'16'

an DINGIR.DINGIR bu-uk-ri-šu-nu -tan-nu-na

was repeated to the gods, their sons.

o 17'17'

-mu-nim-ma DINGIR.DINGIR i-dul-lu

The gods heard, as they moved about,

o 18'18'

qu-la₁₂ iṣ-ba-tu₄ [ša₂]-qu-um-miš₂ -bu

they were dumbstruck, they sat down in silence.

o 19'19'

šu-tur uz-na it-[pe]-šu te-le-u₂

Supreme in intelligence, expert, capable,

o 20'20'

*(U) de₂-a ḫa-sis [mi-im]-ma-ma i-še-ʾa-[a šib-qi₂-šu]-un2

Ea, wise about everything, was discovering their plot.

o 21'21'

ib-šim-šu? u₂-[ṣu]-rat ka-la? [...]

He created it, a comprehensive plan, [...],

o 22'22'

u₂-[nak-kil-šu šu]-tu-ra ta-[a-šu x x]

he made it skilfully, his supreme, [...] incantation.

o 23'23'

[...] a-na A-MEŠ u₂-[šap-ši-iḫ]

[...] he made (Apsu) relax onto the water,

o 24'24'

[x x] ir-te-ḫi-šu ṣa-lil [...]

he poured [..] over him, he was [...] asleep.

o 25'25'

[u₂-ša₂]-aṣ-lil-ma ap-sa-a re-[ḫi x x]

He put Apsu to sleep, he was drenched [...],

o 26'26'

[dmu]-um-ma tam-la-ku da-la-piš [...]

Mummu, the adviser, awake [...].

o 27'27'

[ip]-ṭur-ma rik-si-šu₂ -[ta-ḫaṭ ...]

He (Ea) loosened his sashes and stripped off [...],

o 28'28'

[me]-lam-mi-šu it-ba-la šu-[u₂ ...]

he took away his aura, he himself [...].

o 29'29'

[ik-mi]-šu-ma ap-sa-[a ...]

He bound Apsu, [...],

o 30'30'

[dmu-um]-ma i-ta-sir₃ [e]-li-šu [...]

he confined Mummu, [...] against him.

o 31'31'

[...] UGU? ap-si-i šu-[bat-su]

[...] his dwelling on Apsu,

o 32'32'

[...] it-ta-maḫ u₂-[kal ...]

he grabbed [...], holding [...].

o 33'33'

[x x lem-ne₂-e]-šu ik-mu-u [...]

[...] he had bound [...] his foes,

o 34'34'

[... ]-ziz-za er-nit-ta-[šu₂ ...]

[...] he had established his triumph [...],

o 35'35'

[x x ku-um]-mi-šu šup-šu-[ḫi- ...]

[...] his cella [...] in order to relax,

o 36'36'

[...]

[...].

o 37'37'

aš₂-ru-[-šu ...]

In its place [...],

o 38'38'

de₂-[a ...]

Ea [...].

o 39'39'

i-[na ...]

In [...]

(rest of obverse missing)
Reverse
rr NaN  (start of reverse missing)
r 1'r 1'

[ta]-ri-[tu₂] it-tar-ru-šu [...]

the nurse brought him (Marduk) up [...].

r 2'2'

šam-ḫat nab-nit-su ṣa-[ri-ir ...]

His physique was magnificent, [...] was flashing,

r 3'3'

uṭ-ṭu-lat ṣi-ta-šu ga-[šir₃ ...]

his birth was manly, he was powerful [...].

r 4'4'

i-mur-šu-ma da-nu₃ ba-[nu-u ...]

Anu, the creator [...], saw him,

r 5'5'

*(U) i-riš im-mir lib₃-ba-[šu₂ ...]3

he rejoiced, he beamed, his heart [...].

r 6'6'

-ta-aṣ-bi-šum-ma šu-[un-na-at ...]

He perfected him, [...] being doubled,

r 7'7'

[šu-]-qu ma--diš [...]

He (Marduk) was greatly exalted, [...].

(4 lines missing)
r 12'12'

ir-ti-bu-u₂ [4]-TA?.[AM₃ ...]

The 4 [...] grew large

r 13'13'

u₃ IGI-[MIN] ki-ma šu-a-[tu ...]

and the eyes, like that, [...].

r 14'14'

ul-lu-ma i-na DINGIR.DINGIR [...]

He was very tall among the gods, [...],

r 15'15'

*(U) meš-re-tu šu-ut-tu-ḫa i-lit-ta [x x]4

the limbs were long, [...] in birth.

r 16'16'

ma-riu₂-tu ma-riu₂-tu : ma-ri dUTUšu₂ d[UTU] DINGIR.[DINGIR]

The Son-Utu, the Son-Utu : the son, the sun god, the sun god of the gods!

r 17'17'

la-biš me₂-lam-mi -re-et? DINGIR-MEŠ ša₂-qiš it-[pur]

He was wearing the auras of ten gods, he was crowned on high,

r 18'18'

pul-ḫa-tu₄ ḫa-am-šat-ši-na e-li-šu kam₂-[ra]

fifty terrors were heaped upon him.

r 19'19'

ib-ni-ma TU₁₅ 4()!-BA u₂-ma-lid d[a-nu₃]5

Anu created and produced the 4 winds,

r 20'20'

qa-tuš-šu u₂-ma-al-la-a ma-ri lim-mel-[li]6

he put (them) in his hand: 'My son, let them play.'

r 21'21'

ib-šim ep-ra me-ḫa-a u₂-[ša₂]-az-bal

He (Marduk) created dust, he made the storm wind carry (it),

r 22'22'

u₂-šab-ši a-ga-am-ma u₂-[dal-laḫ₃] ti-amat

he brought a wave into existence, so that it disturbed Tiamat.

r 23'23'

[dal]-ḫat ti-amat-ma ur-ra u mu-[ša i]-dul-lu

Tiamat, disturbed, was moving about day and night,

r 24'24'

*(U) DINGIR.DINGIR la šup-šu₂-ḫa [i-za]-ab-[bi-lu ša₂]-ri-ša₂7

the gods, not relaxed, were being carried by every wind.

r 25'25'

ik-tap-du-ma kar-šu-us-su-[nu] le-mut-ta

They plotted evil in their hearts,

r 26'26'

a-na ti-amat um-mi!-šu-nu šu-[nu] iz-zak-ru

they said to Tiamat, their mother:

r 27'27'

[e]-nu-ma ap-sa-a ḫa-ram-ki i-na-ru-ma

'When they killed Apsu, your lover,

r 28'28'

[i]-du--šu la tal-li-ki-ma qa-liš tuš-ba

'you did not go at his side, you sat in silence.

r 29'29'

[ib]-ni-ma ša₂-ar er-bet-ti ša₂ pu-luḫ-ti

'He (Anu) created the four winds of terror,

r 30'30'

šu-ud-luḫ kar₂-ša₂-ki-ma ul ni-ṣal-[lal] ni-[i]-nu

'your heart being disturbed, we cannot sleep.

r 31'31'

ul ib-ši lib-bu-uk-ki ABZU ḫa-ram-ki

'Apsu, your lover, did not exist in your heart

r 32'32'

u₃ dmu-um-mu ša₂ ik-ka-mu-u₂ e-diš aš₂-ba-ti

'and as for Mummu who was bound, you were sitting (apart) alone.

r 33'33'

[x (x) u₄]-mi at-ti dul-lu-ḫiš [ta]-dul-li

'[...] today you will move about in confusion,

r 34'34'

[...] la ni-sak-[ki-pu ...]

'[...] us (who) cannot lie down to rest, [...].'

(rest of reverse missing)

1numeral 10 at start of line marks count of 10 lines

2numeral 10 at start of line marks count of 10 lines

3numeral 10 at start of line marks count of 10 lines

4numeral 10 at start of line marks count of 10 lines

5The text wrongly has 2(AŠ) here.

6lim-mel-[li] perhaps for limmellū

7numeral 10 at start of line marks count of 10 lines; erasure before final ša₂


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