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  • STT 1, 005

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Huzirina
  • Literary
  • Enuma Eliš 4

Bibliography

  • Talon 2005, IV M
  • Foster 2005, pp. 436-486
  • Lambert 1994, 583-587
  • Lambert 2008

STT 1, 005 [Enuma Eliš 4]

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

[... lu-ma]-šu

'[...] the constellation [...],

o 2'2'

[...] liš-lim

'[...], so that [...] can become intact.'

o 3'3'

[...] lu-ma-a-šum

[...] the constellation [...],

o 4'4'

[... lu-ma-a]-šum it-tab-ni

[...] the constellation was created.

o 5'5'

[...] DINGIR.DINGIR AD.AD-šu

[...] the gods his fathers [...],

o 6'6'

[... d]AMAR.UTU-ma LUGAL

[...]: 'Marduk is king'.

o 7'7'

[... giš]GU.ZA u₃ BALa

[....], throne, and palû-symbol of kingship,

o 8'8'

[... la maḫ]-ri da-a-a-i-pu za-a-a-ri

[...] that cannot be faced, one that repels enemies, (saying):

o 9'9'

[... ta-a₃-wa]-ti nap-ša₂-tuš pu-ru--ma

'[...] slit the throat of Tiamat,

o 10'10'

[... a]-na bu-su₂-ra-ti lu-bil-lu-ni

'may [...] bring [...] for news.'

o 11'11'

[... be]-li₂ ši-ma-tuš DINGIR.DINGIR AD.AD-šu

The gods his fathers [...] the destiny of the lord,

o 12'12'

[...] u teš₂-me-e u₂-ša₂-aṣ-bi-tu-šu₂ ḫar-ra-na

they set him off on [...] and obedience.

o 13'13'

[...] gišTUKUL-šu u₂-ad-di

[...], he appointed it his weapon,

o 14'14'

[... ]-tar-ki-ba u₂-kin-ši mat-nu

he nocked [...], he fixed the bowstring for it.

o 15'15'

[... gišmiṭ]-ṭa im-na-šu u₂-ša₂-ḫi-iz

[...] the miṭṭu-weapon, he made his right hand grasp it,

o 16'16'

[... kuš]-pa-te i-du--šu i-lul

he hung [...] the quiver at his side.

o 17'17'

[... NIM].GIR₂ i-na pa-ni-šu

[...] lightning in front of him,

o 18'18'

[... mu--taḫ]-me-ṭa zu-mur-šu um-tal-li

he filled his body with blazing [...].

o 19'19'

[...] sa-pa-ra šul-mu-u₂ qer-biš ti-amat

[...] a net to encircle the innards of Tiamat,

o 20'20'

[... TU₁₅]-MEŠ -te-eṣ-bi-ta la [a-ṣe]-e mim-mi-ša₂?

he mustered the [...] winds so that none of her might escape.

o 21'21'

[...] tu₁₅SI.SA₂ tu₁₅[KUR].RA tu₁₅MAR.TU

[...], north wind, east wind, west wind,

o 22'22'

[... sa-pa]-ri -taq-ri-ba qi₂--ti AD?-šu da-nu-um

the gift of his father Anu, [...], he put near the net.

o 23'23'

[... IM].ḪUL TU₁₅ lem-na me-ḫa-a a-šam-šu-tu₂

[...] the destructive wind, the evil wind, the storm wind, the dust storm,

o 24'24'

[...] TU₁₅ 7-BI IM.SUḪ₃ tu₁₅[SA₂.A].NU.SA₂.A

[...], the 7 winds, the whirlwind, the irresistible wind.

o 25'25'

[u₂-še-ṣa-am]-ma TU₁₅-MEŠ ša₂ ib-nu-u₂ se-bet-ti-šu₂-nu

[He sent out] the winds that he had created, the seven of them,

o 26'26'

[...] ti-amat šu-ud-lu-ḫu te-bu-[u] EGIR-šu₂

to disturb [...] of Tiamat, they had arisen behind him.

o 27'27'

[]-ši-ma be-lu₄ a-bu-ba gišTUKUL-šu₂ GAL[a]

The lord raised the flood, his great weapon,

o 28'28'

[...] u₄-mu la maḫ-ḫi-rat ga-lit-ta ir-kab

he rode [...] of the storm, that cannot be faced, terrible.

o 29'29'

[iṣ-mid]-sim-ma er-be₂-ta na-aṣ-ma-du i-du--ša₂ i-lul

He hitched to it the team of four, he harnessed them at its side:

o 30'30'

[šag]-gi-šu la pa-du-u ra-ḫi-[ṣu] mu-up-[par-ši]

'Murderer', 'Merciless One', ' Destroyer', 'Flyer'.

o 31'31'

[...] šap-ti šin-na-šu-nu [... im]-ta

(Their) lips [...], their teeth [...] poison,

o 32'32'

[a-na]-ḫa la i-[du]-u₂ sa-pa-na lam-du!(NA)

they did not know getting tired, they knew overwhelming.

o 33'33'

[...] im-nu--šu ta-ḫa-za ra-aš₂-ba u tu-qu-un-tu₂

[...] on his right terrifying battle and combat,

o 34'34'

[šu-me]-la a-na-an-ta da-a-a-i-pat ka-la mut-te-ten₂-[di]

on the left war that repels all allies.

o 35'35'

[na-aḫ]-lap-ta ap-luḫ-ti pul-ḫa-ta ḫa-lip-ma

He was clad in a garment of a battle-array of terrors,

o 36'36'

[me₂-lam]-mi? ra-šub-ba-ti a-pi-ir ra-šu--šu

he was wearing on his head an aura of terrifying appearance.

o 37'37'

[-te-šir]-ma be-lu₄ ur-ḫa-šu u₂!(I-)šar-di-šu

The lord started out, he advanced on his way,

o 38'38'

[... ti]-amat ša₂ ug-gu-gat pa-nu--šu -kun

he set his face [...] Tiamat who was furious.

o 39'39'

[i-na šap-ti]-šu ta-a u₂-kal-la

He was holding an incantation on his lips,

o 40'40'

[... ta-mi₃]-iḫ rit-tuš-šu

while gripping in his hand [...].

o 41'41'

[...] i-dul-lu-šu

[...], they were running round him,

o 42'42'

[... i]-dul-lu-šu

[...] were running round him.

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

[...] i-[ṣa-nu-ma]

[... bloated ...],

r 2'2'

[...] -pal-ki

[...], she opened [...] wide.

r 3'3'

[... iḫ]-te-pa ka-ras-su

[...], he broke open her stomach,

r 4'4'

[...] u₂-ša₂-lit [lib₃]-ba

[...], he split (her) insides.

r 5'5'

[... nap]-ša₂-tuš u₂-bal-li

[...] he extinguished her life,

r 6'6'

[... id]-da-a UGU-ša₂ [iz]-za-zi

he threw down [...], he stood on it.

r 7'7'

[... ti]-amat a-lik [pa]-ni [i]-na-ru

[...] he had killed Tiamat the leader,

r 8'8'

ki-[iṣ]-ri-ša₂ up-tar-ri-ra pu-ḫur-ša₂ is-sap-ḫa

he dispersed her troops, he scattered her assembly.

r 9'9'

u₃ DINGIR.[DINGIR] re-ṣu-ša₂ a-li-ku i-di-[ša₂]

And the gods, her helpers, the ones who went at her side,

r 10'10'

[it-tar]-ru ip-[la]-ḫu u₂-saḫ-ḫi-ru al-kat₃-su-un

began to tremble, they became afraid, they turned their course.

r 11'11'

[u₂]-še-ṣu-ma nap-ša₂-tuš e-ṭe-ra

They tried to escape to save their (lit. his) lives,

r 12'12'

[ni]-ta la-mu-u₂ na-par-[šu-diš] la le-ʾa-a

(but) were surrounded (and) could not flee.

r 13'13'

[i-sir₂]-šu-nu-ti-ma [gišTUKUL-MEŠ]-šu-nu? [u₂]-šab-bir

He confined them, he smashed their weapons,

r 14'14'

[sa-pa]-riš na-du-ma [ka]-ma-riš -bu

Thrown into the net, they sat down in the hunting trap.

r 15'15'

en-[du] tub₂-qa-ti [ma]-lu-u₂ du-ma-mi

They were taking refuge in the corners, they were full of moaning,

r 16'16'

še-ret-sa na-šu-u₂ ka-lu-u₂ ki-šuk-kiš

they were bearing her punishment, they were held in captivity.

r 17'17'

u₃ -ten₂--ret nab-[nit-sa] šu-ut pul-ḫa-ti za-ʾi-nu

Moreover her eleven creatures, who were adorned with terrors,

r 18'18'

[...] gal-le-e [a]-li-ku KIR₄.[DAB] im-ni-ša₂

[...] demons, the ones who went as grooms on her right,

r 19'19'

[... ṣer-re-e]-ti i-di-[šu-nu u₂]-ka-as-si

[...] nose-ropes, he bound their arms,

r 20'20'

[... tuq-ma-ti-šu]-nu ša₂-pal-šu ik-bu-us

[...] their battle he trampled beneath him.

r 21'21'

[... i]-na bi-ri-šu-un

[...] among them,

r 22'22'

[... it]-ti dUG₅.GA-MEŠ šu-a-ta im-ni-šu

[...] counted him with the Dead Gods.

r 23'23'

[...] DUB NAM-MEŠ la si-ma-ti-šu

[...] the tablet of destinies inappropriately his,

r 24'24'

[...] ik-nu-kam₂-ma ir-tuš it-muḫ

he sealed [...] and attached (it) on his chest.

r 25'25'

[...] ik-mu-u₂ i-sa-du

[...] he had defeated (and) smote [...],

r 26'26'

[...] u₂-ša₂-pu-u šu-ri-šam

he had silenced [...] ...,

r 27'27'

[...] UGU na-ki-ri ka-liš []-zi-iz-za

he had established totally [...] over the enemies,

r 28'28'

[... dNU.DIM₂].MUD ik-šu-du d[AMAR].UTU qar-du

Marduk the hero had achieved [...] of Nudimmud,

r 29'29'

[... ka-mu]-ti ṣi-bit-ta-šu u₂-dan-nin-ma

he strengthened his captivity [...] bound [...],

r 30'30'

[...] ša₂ ik-mu-u₂ i-tu-ru ar-kiš

he turned back [...] whom he had defeated.

r 31'31'

[... be]-lu₄ ša₂ ta-a₃-wa-ti i-šid-sa

The lord [...] Tiamat's base,

r 32'32'

[... la] pa-di-i u₂-lat-ti muḫ-ḫa

[...] merciless [...] he shattered the skull.

r 33'33'

[...] -lat da-mi-ša₂

[...] the veins of her blood,

r 34'34'

[... a]-na bu-su₂-ra-ti -ta-bil

he made [...] carry (it) for news.

r 35'35'

[... AD.AD]-šu iḫ-du-u i-ri-šu

His [fathers ...], they became joyful, they rejoiced,

r 36'36'

[... u₂]-ša₂-bi-lu šu-nu ana ša₂-a-šu₂

they had delivered [...], they to him.

r 37'37'

[... ša₂]-lam-taš i-bar-ri

[...], he looked at her corpse,

r 38'38'

[...] i-ban-na-a nik-la₂-ti

[...] to create artful things.

r 39'39'

[... maš]-ṭe-e a-na ši-ni-šu

[...] dried [...] into her two parts,

r 40'40'

[... ša₂]-ma-mi uṣ-ṣal-lil

[...] he made the sky into a roof.

r 41'41'

[...] u₂-ša₂-aṣ-bit

[...], he posted [...],

r 42'42'

[...] um-ta-ʾi-ir

he ordered [...].

r 43'43'

[...] i-ḫi-ṭam-ma

[...], he examined [...],

r 44'44'

[...] dNU.DIM₂.MUD

[...] of Nudimmud.

r 45'45'

[... bi-nu]-tuš?-[šu]

[...] the form [...],

(rest of reverse missing)


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