CCP 3.1.u51 - Enūma Anu Enlil, eclipses

Catalogue information
British Museum
NinevehNineveh (Kuyunjik)
DivinationAstrological. Enūma Anu Enlil

mukallimtu 2b

Base text: 
Enūma Anu Enlil, eclipses
Tablet information
1 (or >)
obv 1, rev 10
3,81 × 3,17 cm
7th cent (Assurbanipal libraries and other Assyrian cities)
Asb Typ k

Frahm, 2011E. Frahm, Babylonian and Assyrian Text Commentaries. Origins of Interpretation. Ugarit-Verlag, 2011.: 45, 133, 162

Hunger, 1968H. Hunger, Babylonische und assyrische Kolophone. Neukirchener Verlag, 1968.
: 104-105 no. 336

Reiner, 1998aE. Reiner, Celestial Omen Tablets and Fragments in the British Museum, in tikip santakki mala bašmu.. Festschrift für Rykle Borger zu seinem 65. Geburtstag am 24. Mai 1994, S. M. Maul, Ed. Styx, 1998, pp. 215-302.
[Sîn? comm.]
: 255

Jiménez, 03/2014 (ATF Transliteration)
Jiménez, 03/2014 (Translation)
Jiménez, 03/2014 (Lemmatization)
Jiménez, 03/2014 (Introduction)
Jiménez, 08/2016 (Commentary markup)
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Jiménez, E., 2014, “Commentary on Enūma Anu Enlil, eclipses (CCP 3.1.u51),” Cuneiform Commentaries Project (E. Frahm, E. Jiménez, M. Frazer, and K. Wagensonner), 2013–2024; accessed April 21, 2024, at DOI: 10079/3n5tbfk
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This is a small fragment with a commentary on eclipse omens. The obverse is almost completely lost, and only the left hand part of ten lines of the reverse are preserved.

According to its rubric, the tablet represents the 38th nisḫu of a mukallimtu-commentary on Enūma Anu Enlil. It thus belongs to the same series of nisḫu-excerpts of mukallimtu-commentaries as CCP 3.1.8.A.b and CCP It uses the indentation format, but also a Glossenkeil in line rev 5'. It concludes with an Ashurbanipal "Typ k" colophon, which occurs in several other astrological commentaries.


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K 11560 (unpublished unassigned ?)

o 1o 1

* AN.GE₆ [...]

If an eclipse [...]

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

[(x) x EN.NUN].AN.ÚSAN [...]

[...] the evening watch [...],

r 2'2'

[(x) x ul]-la-nu-um-ma ana [...]

[...] from the beginning [...],

r 3'3'

[(x) x x x] x-šú AN.GE₆ [GAR-ma ...]

[... in] his [... there is] an eclipse [...],

r 4'4'

[* x] x ina dUTU.È GUB-[ma ...]

[If ...] stands in the east [...]

r 5'5'

      LUGAL URIki ÚŠ : ina tu₁₅[...]

The king of Akkad will die. (That means) in the [...],

r 6'6'

      ina tu₁₅MAR.TU [...]

in the west [...].

r 7'7'

38 nis-ḫu mu-kal-lim-ti * U₄ [AN dEN.LÍL šu-ut KA]

38th section of the mukallimtu-commentary on Enūma [Anu Enlil, with oral explanations],

r 8'8'

šá KA UM.ME.A šá ŠÀ * AN.GE₆ [x x x x x x x]

following the sayings of a scholar, (referring to entries) from "If an eclipse [...]".

r 9'9'

É.GAL mAN.ŠÁR--A MAN GAL MAN dan-[nu (MAN ŠÚ MAN kur-šurki) šá d u dtaš-me-tu₄]

Palace of Ashurbanipal, the great king, the mighty king, [(king of the universe), king of Aššur, on whom Nabû and Tašmētum]

r 10'10'

ARḪUŠ TUKU-MEŠ-šu-ma ki-ma AD [u AMA ú-šar-bu-u-šú]

have bestowed mercy [and whom they have raised] like a father [and a mother].

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