1Compare šummaMUL-MEŠ SAR-MEŠḫu, “If the stars flare up repeatedly,” in Reiner & Pingree Enūma Anu Enlil Tablets 50-51 (BPO 2), 1985, p. 35 I 18, 42 III 16, and 46 IV 11 (line 11a šummaMUL-MEŠit-t]a-na-an-pa-ḫuIM.DIRI NU ZI⸢a⸣).
2Compare Antagal E iv 13' (MSL 17 212): BUR₂du-du.BUR₂ = MIN ̌šá da-a-lum.
3The equation mul₂GIR₂.TAB = d.išḫāra is also attested in 3.8.2.A r 16.
4The constellation associated with Ereškigal could be alluttu, anunītu, narkabtu, or zibānītu. Elsewhere Ereškigal is associated with Hydra (ṣerru, muldMUŠ, see Wiggermann, F.A.M. “Transtigridian Snake Gods” CM 7 (1997) pp. 34-35).
5Compare “Great Star List” 288 (Koch-Westenholz, U. Mesopotamian Astrology, 1995, p. 202): dUTU ina KUR-šu₂ den-lil₂, “the sun at its rising is Enlil.”
6The reading riksu at the end is courtesy of I.L. Finkel.
7It is uncertain how the sequence A₂.TAB should be rendered.
8The interpretation of the end of the line (“A read ‘a’ and ZU read ‘zu’”) is courtesy of I.L. Finkel. Although a-na is written in a smaller script than the surrounding signs, no reading of the god name Azu as /ana/ is known, and therefore the interpretation of the signs as a gloss results is not entirely satisfactory. As U. Gabbay points out, they could also be taken as the technical term ana, used for linguistic contextualization.
9The reading ⸢ša? ITI?⸣ is courtesy of I.L. Finkel.