CCP 3.1.u4 - Enūma Anu Enlil (?)

Catalogue information
National Museum of Iraq
IM “study” 1
W 20030/126
UrukUruk, Le XVI/3 (Bīt Rēš)
CDLI: 
P363340
Publication
Copy: 
BagM Beih 2 76
Editions: 

Robson, 2009 (GKAB)

Commentary
DivinationAstrological. Enūma Anu Enlil

Broken

Base text: 
Enūma Anu Enlil (?)
Tablet information
Babylonian
Fragment
Columns: 
1 (or >)
Lines: 
7
Size: 
6 × 4,5 cm
Seleucid / Parthian (3rd cent - ca 100 BCE) (Babylon / Uruk)
Bibliography

Frahm, 2011E. Frahm, Babylonian and Assyrian Text Commentaries. Origins of Interpretation. Ugarit-Verlag, 2011.
[EAE comm.?]
: 166, 296

Genty, 2010aT. Genty, Les commentaires dans les textes cunéiformes assyro-babyloniens. MA thesis, 2010.
[Catalogue]
: 36

Mayer & van Dijk, 1980W. R. Mayer and van Dijk, J. J. A. , Texte aus dem Reš-Heiligtum in Uruk-Warka. Mann, 1980.
[Fragment. Anscheinend eine Art astrologischer Kommentar, wohl zu Mondfinsternis-Omina; denn die letzte Zeile nimmt offenbar auf Tage Bezug, zu denen Enūma Anu Enlil Tafel 17- 18 und 21 Mondfinsternis-Omina aufführt (Mitteilung F. Rochberg-Halton).]
: 19

Oelsner, 1986J. Oelsner, Materialien zur Babylonischen Gesellschaft und Kultur in Hellenistischer Zeit. Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1986.
[Kommentar, vielleicht zu Enūma Anu Enlil.]
: 177

Record
Robson, 01/2009 (ATF Transliteration)
Robson, 01/2009 (Lemmatization)
Jiménez, 05/2015 (Revision)
Jiménez, 05/2015 (Translation)
Jiménez, 05/2015 (Introduction)
Jiménez, 08/2016 (Commentary markup)
Steele, 01/2017 (Suggestions [ll. 4′, 5′, 6′])
Fadhil & van Ess, 10/2017 (Museum number)
By Enrique Jiménez | Make a correction or suggestion
How to cite
Jiménez, E., 2015, “Commentary on Enūma Anu Enlil (?) (CCP 3.1.u4),” Cuneiform Commentaries Project (E. Frahm, E. Jiménez, M. Frazer, and K. Wagensonner), 2013–2022; accessed August 11, 2022, at https://ccp.yale.edu/P363340. DOI: 10079/1zcrjs9
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Introduction

This small fragment was found in the course of German excavations in the area of the Rēš temple (Uruk), and dates therefore most likely to the Hellenistic period. The few preserves signs of the text are reminiscent of the tablets of Enūma Anu Enlil dealing with moon eclipses. According to F. Rochberg,1 this fragment would contain a commentary on moon eclipses. Rochberg also observes (ibidem) that the days mentioned in the last line of the fragment are treated in Enūma Anu Enlil XVII-XVIII and XXI. One of the lines of the text (5') is in fact closely paralled in Enūma Anu Enlil XVII §VI.2 It is uncertain, however, whether the fragment actually contains a commentary or not.

 

The present edition is based on the edition prepared by Eleanor Robson for the GKAB project, which was kindly made available by its editor.

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BagM Beih. 02, 076

(start of tablet missing)
Obverse
1'1'

[...] x la x x [...]

...

2'2'

[...] x id-[...]

...

3'3'

[... mul]UDU?.IDIM? KURḫa [...]

[...] a planet rises [...]

4'4'

[... AN.GE₆ EN.NUN.MÚRU].BA GARun ZIḫi [...]

[... an eclipse] occurs [in the middle w]atch, the extraction of [...].

5'5'

[* ina] iti?KIN! AN.GE₆ EN.NUN.MÚRU.BA GAR ZIḫi [...]1

[If in the mo]nth of Elūlu an eclipse occurs in the middle watch, the extraction of [...].

6'6'

[... AN.GE₆ ...] GAR ZIḫi [...]

[If in the month of ... an eclipse] occurs [in ...], the extraction of [...].

7'7'

[...] ZA ZA a-na 14 15 16 21 [...]

[...] ... the 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st [... days].

(rest of tablet blank)

1Compare EAE XVII §VI (Rochberg AfO Bei 22 [1988] p. 133).