From Text to Reading in Enūma Eliš

  title={From Text to Reading in Enūma Eli{\vs}},
  author={Johannes Haubold},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={221 - 246}
  • J. Haubold
  • Published 1 January 2017
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
This article makes two main points. First, the transmitted text of Enūma eliš can be more reliably construed than has hitherto been assumed, provided we take seriously the spelling of the manuscripts and the rules of Akkadian grammar. If we do this, and that is my second point, we can also make progress at the level of interpretation. To illustrate these claims, I look at two passages that have caused difficulties to modern readers. In Enūma eliš I.1–10 we encounter some forms that seem prima… 



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