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  • STT 1, 002

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Huzirina
  • Literary
  • Enuma Eliš 2
  • SB Enuma Eliš tablet II, obv. = 2-24, 26-27; rev. = 159-162

Bibliography

  • Talon 2005, II M
  • Foster 2005, pp. 436-486
  • Hunger 1968, 377
  • Lambert 1994, 575-579
  • Lambert 2008

STT 1, 002 [Enuma Eliš 2]

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

[...] ni-[ip-ri-šu]

[...] her (Tiamat's) offspring.

o 2'2'

[... ap-si]-i u₂-lam-[mi-in x x]

[...] Apsu [...] she did evil,

o 3'3'

[... iṣ]-mi-du an d[e₂]-a [...]

[...] to Ea [...] she had prepared [...].

o 4'4'

[...] de₂-a a-ma-tu₄ šu-[a-ti₃]

Ea [...] that declaration,

o 5'5'

[... ]-ḫa-ri-ir ša₂-qu-um-miš₂ [x x]

he grew still [...] in silence.

o 6'6'

[x x im]-tal-ku-ma uz-za-šu i-[nu-ḫu]

[...] he had reflected and his anger had calmed,

o 7'7'

[... AN].ŠAR₂ a-bi-šu šu-u₂ -tar-[di]

he advanced [...] Anšar, his father.

o 8'8'

[i-ru]-um-ma maḫ-ri a-bi a-li-di-šu AN.[ŠAR₂]

He entered before the father, his parent, Anšar,

o 9'9'

[...] ti-amat ik-pu-du u₂-ša₂-an-na-a a-na ša₂-a-[šu₂]

he repeated to him [...] Tiamat plotted:

o 10'10'

[x x ti]-amat a-lit-ta-ni i-zir-ra-an-na-[ti]

'[...], Tiamat, our parent, hates us,

o 11'11'

[pu-uḫ₂]-ru šit-ku-na-at-ma ag-giš lab-[bat]

'she is provided with an assembly, she is furiously angry.

o 12'12'

[is-ḫu]-ru-šim-ma DINGIR.DINGIR gi-mir-šu-un

'All the gods turned to her,

o 13'13'

[x x] ša at-tu-nu tab-na-a i-da-šu al-ku

'[...] those whom you created, going at her side.

o 14'14'

[im]-ma-aṣ-ru-nim-ma i-du- ti-amat te-bu-ni

'They grouped together, standing at Tiamat's side,

o 15'15'

ez-zu kap-du la sa-ki-pu mu-ša₂ u im-ma

'furious, plotting, not resting night and day.

o 16'16'

na-šu-u₂ tam-ḫa-ru na-zar-bu-bu lab-bu

'They are waging war, enraged, angry,

o 17'17'

ukkin-na šit-ku-nu-ma i-ban-nu-u ṣu-la₂-a-ti : um-mu ḫu-bur pa-ti-qat ka-la-ma

'they are provided with an assembly, so that they can create conflict : Mother Hubur, creator of everything,

o 18'18'

-rad-di ka-ak-ki la maḫ-ri it-ta-lad MUŠ.MAḪ-MEŠ

'added irresistible weapons, gave birth to monster snakes.

o 19'19'

zaq-tu šin-ni la pa-du-u at-ta-ʾi-i : im-ta GIM da-mi zu-mur-šu-nu -ma-al-li

'They had pointed teeth, they were merciless in ... : she filled their bodies with venom instead of blood.

o 20'20'

UŠUMGAL-[MEŠ ...] pul-ḫa-ta u₂-šal-biš-ma

'She clothed [...] great dragons with terrors,

o 21'21'

[...] i-liš um-taš-šil

'[...], she made (them) like a god:

o 22'22'

[... liš-taḫ]-ḫi?-ṭam-ma la i-ne₂-ʾu-u i-rat-su-un

"[...], let [...] rear up, so that they shall not turn back."

o 23'23'

[... dla-ḫa-mu]-MEŠ

'[...] Hairy Heroes,'

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

ina UB.ŠU.UKKIN.NA.KI? mit-ḫa-riš ḫa-diš [...]

(Marduk saying to Anšar:) 'Collectively in Ubšukkinnakku [...] joyfully,

r 2'2'

ip-šu pi-[ia] GIM ka-tu-nu-ma ši-ma-ta lu-šim-ma

'by opening my mouth let me determine destinies instead of you.

r 3'3'

la ut-tak-kar mim-mu-u₂ a-ban-nu-u a-na-ku

'All that I create shall not be changed,

r 4'4'

a-a i-tur a-a in-nen-na-a si₃-qar šap-ti-ia1

'let the pronouncement of my lips not be retracted, let it not be altered.'


(catchline)
r 5'5'

EGIR-šu₂ AN.ŠAR₂ pa-a-šu i-pu-šam-[ma]

After it (the next tablet begins): Anšar opened his mouth.

(colophon)
r 6'6'

GIM SUMUN-šu₂ GIŠ-ma E₃ qat₃ min-didMES.LAM.TA.[E₃.A ...]

Written and checked according to its original. Hand of Iddi-Meslamtaea, [...]

r 7'7'

[...] x lit-bal-šu ša [...]

[...] ... may he take him away. He who [...]

r 8'8'

[...] AD x [...]

[...] ... [...]

(rest of reverse missing)

1in-nen-na-a for innenâ


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