The Assyro-Babylonian omen series Enūma Anu Enlil, written on seventy cuneiform tablets, bears witness to the early understanding of the mutual interactions of heaven and earth on both the physical and the religious levels. To facilitate accessibility, technical and linguistic commentaries as well as an excerpt series were compiled by the scholars of old. This ancient knowledge, which was still largely characterized by mythological concepts, was never completely abandoned, not even when the ‘calculating’ astronomy became prevalent in the first millennium B.C. The series deals in four parts with the moon, the sun, weather phenomena, and fixed stars and planets. This book offers an edition of the texts of the second half of the weather section with the accompanying material.
Weather Omens of Enūma Anu Enlil
Ulrike Steinert, University College London
Rooted in Assyriology with a strong interdisciplinary outlook, this book offers the first comprehensive study of ancient Mesopotamian notions of the human person, including semantic analyses of Akkadian terms for body parts and multiple aspects of the self.
This book examines a collection of twenty-two literary letters and related compositions, the Sumerian Epistolary Miscellany, studied as part of the Old Babylonian Sumerian scribal curriculum, in an attempt to better understand the nature of the curriculum as a whole.
Edited by Dahlia Shehata, Frauke Weiershäuser, and Kamran Vincent Zand
This volume in honor of Brigitte Groneberg presents twenty four contributions by leading scholars in the fields of Assyriology and Sumerology dealing with actual topics in Language, Literature and Religions of the Ancient Near East.
The study of these seals complements our meagre textual documentation. The first sangas in particular offer a unique opportunity to assemble a consistent corpus from a single family holding the same title throughout the Old Babylonian period.
Daniel E. Fleming and Sara J. Milstein
Based on contrasting characterization and narrative logic between the central Huwawa episode and the remaining material for the earliest Akkadian Gilgamesh, this book challenges the accepted notion that the famous epic was composed without recourse to a previous Akkadian narrative.
Shalom E. Holtz
This book presents a text-typology of Neo-Babylonian litigation records in order to describe the adjudicatory process.
edited by Annie Attia and Gilles Buisson, with the collaboration of Markham J. Geller
This volume, which originated with a conference at the Collège de France, comprises articles on Babylonian and Assyrian medicine.
Edited by Irving L. Finkel and Markham J. Geller
The present collection of articles on disease in Babylonia is the first such volume to appear providing detailed information derived from published and unpublished medical texts in cuneiform script from the second and first millennia BC.
Edited by Piotr Michalowski and Niek Veldhuis
This volume contains eleven articles, demonstrating the broad variety of scholarly approaches to the study of Sumerian literature. It is dedicated to H.L.J. Vanstiphout at the occasion of his retirement from the University of Groningen, July 14th 2006.
Joan Goodnick Westenholz and Aage Westenholz
The cuneiform inscriptions in this volume illuminate the political, juridical, economical, and religious conditions in Babylonia around 1800 B.C.E. In particular, the large document on the daily cult in Larsa (no. 1) is unique.
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