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Enuma Elish the Epic of Creation

By King, L.W.

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Title: Enuma Elish the Epic of Creation  
Author: King, L.W.
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Ancient Near East, Non Fiction
Collections: Classic Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Sacred Text


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Description: he Enuma Elish (The Epic of Creation) translated by L. W. King When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them, And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both Their waters were mingled together, And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen. The great Assyrian poem, or series of legends, which narrates the story of the Creation of the world and man, was termed by the Assyrians and Babylonians Enuma elish, When in the height, from the two opening words of the text. The poem consisted of some nine hundred and ninety-four lines, and was divided into seven sections, each of which was inscribed upon a separate Tablet. The Tablets were numbered by the Assyrian scribes, and the separate sections of the poem written upon them do not vary very much in length. The shortest Tablet contains one hundred and thirty-eight lines, and the longest one hundred and forty-six, the average length of a Tablet being about one hundred and forty-two lines.


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