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Bibil Identifier bibil:221582
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Role of Creation in Enūma eliš
Author Seri, Andrea
Journal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions (Volume: 12, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 4–29 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The seven tablets of Enūma eliš, “The Chaldean Genesis,” contain multiple creations artfully woven in a story that has the god Marduk as the hero. Most creation accounts found in Enūma eliš are reminiscent of earlier traditions. Former narratives as well as related themes and motives are adopted and adapted by means of intentional alterations to suit the purpose of the new text. In this paper I study the ways in which various creations are included, tailored, and arranged to promote Marduk’s position as the head of the Babylonian pantheon.
DOI 10.1163/156921212X629446
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Myths and Tales of Origins
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Creation
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