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A form of the myth was first published by George Smith in ; active research and further excavations led to near completion of the texts, and improved translation. Most of Tablet V has never been rnuma but, aside from this lacunathe text is almost complete.
This enhma is one of the most important sources for understanding the Babylonian world view. Over the seven tablets it describes the creation of the world, a battle between gods focused on supremacy of Mardukthe creation enumq man destined for the service of the Mesopotamian deitiesand ends with a long passage praising Marduk.
Its primary original purpose is unknown, although a version is known to have been used for certain festivals, there may also have been a political element to the myth, centered on the legitimization or primacy of Mesopotomia over Assyria. Some later versions replace Marduk with the Assyrian primary god Ashur.
The composition of the text probably dates to the Bronze Ageor even earlier, to the time of Hammurabi. Some elements of the myth are snuma by illustrations that date to, at least, as early as the Kassite era roughly 18th to 16th centuries BCE.
Prior to the discovery of the tablets, substantial elements of the myth had survived via the writings of Berossusa 3rd-century BC Babylonian writer and priest of Bel Marduk. In it are described the primeval state of an abyssal darkness and water, the two primeval beings existing therein, said to be of a neuma principle.
The description then relates the creation of further beings, partly human but with variants of wings, animal heads and bodies, and some with both sex organs.
Berossus states images of these are to be found at the temple of Bel in Babylon. The text also describes a female being leading over them, named as Omoroca Chaldean: Thalatthand her slaying by Bel, who cut her in half, forming Heaven of one part and Earth of the other – this, Berossus claims to have been an allegory.
The e,isz also describes the beheading of a god, enumma the mixing of the god’s blood with the Earth’s soil, leading to the creation of men people.
Finally, there is also reference to Bel’s creation of the stars, Sun, Moon, and planets. Clay tablets containing inscriptions relating to analogues of biblical stories were discovered by A. On examination it became clear that the Assyrian myths were drawn from or similar to the Babylonian ones; additionally Sir Henry Rawlinson had noted similarities between Biblical accounts of creation and the geography of Babylonia – he suggested that biblical creation stories might have their origin in that area – a link was found on a tablet labeled K 63 at the British Museum ‘s collection by Smith, as well as similar text on other tablets – Smith then began searching the collection for textual similarities between the two mythoses, and found several references to a deluge myth with an ‘Izdubar’ literal translation of cuneiform for Gilgamesh.
Smith’s publication of his work led to an expedition to Assyria funded by the Daily Telegraph – there he found further tablets describing the deluge as well as fragmentary accounts of creation, a text on a war between good and evil ‘gods’, and a Fall of man myth. A second expedition by Smith brought back further creation legend fragments.
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By he had returned and began publishing accounts of these discoveries in the Daily Telegraph from 4 March Smith envisioned that the creation myth, including a part describing the fall of man must have originally spanned at least nine or ten tablets. The connection with the Bible stories brought a great deal of additional attention to ehuma tablets – in addition to Smith’s early scholarship on the tablets, early translation work included that done by E.
Sayceand Jules Oppert. Jensen published a translation and commentary Die Kosmologie der Babylonier Jensenfollowed by enkma updated translation in his “Mythen und Elisa Jensen ; in Prof. In the trustees of the British Museum ordered publication of a collation of all the Assyrian and Babylonian creation texts held by them, a work which was undertaken by L. King concluded that the creation myth as known in Nineveh was originally contained on seven tablets.
King published his own translations and notes in two volumes with additional material as The Seven Tablets of Creation, or the Babylonian and Assyrian Legends concerning the creation of the world and of mankind.
King By then additional fragments of tablet six had been found, concerning the creation of man – here Marduk was found to have made man from his blood combined with bone, which brought comparison with Genesis 2: New material contributing to the fourth and sixth tablets also further corroborated other elements of Berossus’ account.
Further expeditions by German researchers uncovered further tablet fragments specifically tablet 1, 6, and 7 during the period – these works replaced Marduk with the Assyrian god Ashur ; additional important sources for tablets 1 and 6, and tablet 7 were discovered by expeditions inand respectively.
Although a version of tablet 5 was recently discovered in in the Iraq museum archives  These further discoveries were complemented by a stream of publications and translations in the early 20th century.
King’s set of tablets dated to no earlier than the 7th century BC, being from the library of Ashur-bani-pal at Nineveh – however King proposed that the tablets were copies of earlier Babylonian works as they glorified Marduk of Babylonand not the Assyrians’ favored god, Ashur.
It has been suggested that the myth, or at least the promotion of Marduk in it, dates to the ascendancy of the First Babylonian dynasty BCduring the same period that Marduk became a national god. Numerous copies of the tablets exist – even by fragments of four copies of the first tablet where known, as well as extracts, possibly examples of ‘handwriting practice’.
A tablet at the British Museum No Other variants of the creation myth can be found described in Kingpp. The epic itself does not rhymeand has no meter – it is composed of coupletsusually written on the same line, occasionally forming quatrains.
First eight lines of the Enuma Elis. Pritchardpp. The tale begins before the advent of anythingwhen only the primordial entities Apsu and Tiamat existed, co-mingled together. No other things or gods are said to exist, nor had any future destinies been foretold.
Then these new gods disturbed Tiamat through their motions, and Apsu could not calm them. Further Tiamat found this abhorrent ekisz Apsu called Mummu so that they might speak with Tiamat – he proposed to destroy them, but Tiamat was reticent on destroying what they had made.
Mummu elixz Apsu to destroy them, and he took it to do so, and embraced Mummu. The new gods heard of this and were worried – Ea however crafted a spell against Apsu’s plan, and put Apsu to sleep with it. Mummu sought to wake Apsu but could not – Ea took Apsu’s halo and wore it himself, slew Apsu, and chained Mummu. Apsu became the dwelling place of Ea, together with his wife Damkina. Within the heart of Apsu Ea and Damkina created Marduk.
Marduk enuam Ea and the other gods in his godliness – Ea called him “My son, the Sun! Anu creates four winds. Other gods then say to Tiamat – ‘when your consort Apsu was slain you did nothing’, and complain elksz the wind which disturbs them.
Tiamat then proposed to make ‘Monsters’ and do battle with the elosz gods. She creates eleven chimeric creatures armed with weapons, and makes the god Kingu chief of the war elidz, and her new consort too. The ‘Tablet of Destinies’ is then given to Kingu, making his command unchallengeable.
Ea heard of Tiamat’s plan to fight and avenge Apsu. He speaks to his grandfather Anshar – he tells that many gods have gone to Tiamat’s cause, and that she has created eleven monstrous creatures fit for war, and made Kingu their leader, given him the ‘Tablet of Destinies’. Eventually Anshar tells Anu to go speak with Tiamat, see if he can calm her, but is too weak to face her and turns back.
Anshar becomes more worried, thinking no god can or will stand against Tiamat. After thinking, Anshar proposes Marduk as their champion. Marduk is brought forth, and asks what god he must fight—to which Anshar replies that it is not a god but the goddess Tiamat. Marduk confidently assures the other gods that he will defeat Rnuma in short order, but presents the condition that he will be proclaimed supreme god—and be given authority over even Anshar—if he succeeds.
Anshar speaks to Gagahis advisor, who tells him to fetch Lahmu and Lahamu – tell them of Tiamat’s war plans, of the eleven monsters she has created, and so on, telling also of Marduk’s willingness to fight, and his demands for overlordship if he wins.
Lahmu and Lahamu and other Igigi heavenly gods are distressed by this tale. The gods then drank together, becoming drowsy, whilst agreeing the contract with Marduk.
Marduk is given a enums, and sits presiding over the other gods – the other gods honor him, agreeing to his overlordship. Pritchardp. Marduk is given both the throne, as well as sceptre and vestments.
He is given weapons, and sent to fight Tiamat – bow, quiver, mace, and bolts of lightning, together with the four winds – his body was aflame.
Elusz the four winds Marduk made a trap so that Tiamat could not escape – he added a whirlwind, a cyclone, and Imhullu “the Evil Wind” – together the seven winds stirred up Tiamat. In his war chariot drawn by four creatures he advanced.
He challenges Tiamat stating she has unrightfully made Kingu her consort, accusing her of being the source of the trouble. Tiamat becomes enraged and single combat begins. Marduk uses a net, a gift from Anu, to entrap Tiamat; Tiamat attempts to swallow Marduk, but ‘the Wlisz Wind’ enters her mouth, preventing this. With the winds swirling within her she becomes distended – Marduk then fires his arrow, hitting her heart – she is slain.
The other gods attempt to flee but cannot, and Ellsz captures them, breaks their weapons, and are trapped in the net. Her eleven monsters are also captured and chained; whilst Kingu is taken to Uggae slisz Angel of Death – the ‘Tablet of Destinies’ is taken from Kingu.
Marduk then smashes Tiamat’s head with the mace, whilst her blood is carried off by the North Wind. Marduk then splits Tiamat’s remains in two – from one half he makes the sky – in it he made places for Anu, Enlil, and Ea. Marduk makes likenesses of the gods in the sky, creating constellations, and defines the days of the year from them. He creates night and day, and the moon also. He creates clouds, causes them to rain, and their water to make the Tigris and Euphrates.
He gives the ‘Tablet of Destinies’ to Anu. Statues of the eleven monsters of Tiamat are made and installed at the gate of Apsu. Marduk elixz speaks to Ea – saying he will enima his blood to create man – and that man will serve the gods.
Ea advises one of the gods be chosen as a sacrifice – the Igigi advice that Kingu be chosen – his blood is then used to create man. Marduk then divides the gods into “above” and “below” – rnuma hundred are placed in the heavens, and six hundred on earth.
The gods then propose that they should build a throne or shrine for him – Marduk tells them to construct Babylon. The gods then spend a year making bricks – they build the Esagila Temple to Marduk to a great height, making it a place for Marduk, Ea, and Enlil.
A banquet is then held, with fifty of the great gods taking seats. Anu praises Enlil’s bow, then Marduk is praised. Tablets Smith examined also contained attributions on the rear of the tablet – the first tablet contained eight lines of a colophon – Smith’s reconstruction and translation of this states:. Palace of Assurbanipal king of nations, king of Assyria to whom Nebo and Tasmit attentive ears have given: Smithpp.
The Enuma Elis is the primary source for Mesopotamian cosmology. A ritual text from the Seleucid period states that the Enuma Elis was recited during the Akitu festival. Most analysists considered that the festival concerned and included some form of re-enactment of Tiamat ‘s defeat by Mardukrepresenting a renewal cycle and or triumph over chaos, however a more detailed analysis by Jonathan Z.
Smith led him to argue that the described ritual should be understood in terms of its post-Assyrian and post-Babylonian imperial temporal context, and may include an elements of psychological and political theater addressing the non-native origin of the Seleucid rulers who then controlled the area; he also questions whether the Enuma Elis read during that period was the same as that known to the ancient Assyrians.
Whether the Enuma Elis creation myth was created for the Akitu ritual, or vice versaor neither, is unclear; nevertheless there are definite connections in subject matter between the myth and festival, and there is also evidence of the festival as celebrated during the neo-Babylonian period that correlates well with the Enuma Elis myth.