eTEXTS: Lambert's "Babylonian Creation Epic"
- A full translation of Enuma Elish ("The Babylonian Creation Epic") is now posted on the electronic
Translations of Akkadian Cuneiform Texts (eTACT) at:
The translation is courtesy of W.G. Lambert and is taken from pp. 37-59 of his "Mesopotamian
Creation Stories." The full article is at pp. 15-59 in M.J. Geller and M. Schipper (eds), Imagining
Creation (IJS Studies in Judaica 5; Brill Academic Publishers 2007).
Visit eTACT <http://www.etana.org/etact/> for a growing number of reliable translations of Akkadian
documents, including A. George's 11th tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic ("The Babylonian Flood" story), a
sampling from B. Foster's volume on Akkadian literature, Before the Muses (CDL Press) and (as they
say) much more.
*Assyriologists* wishing to contribute translations in any genre of cuneiform documents (and in any
modern language) may visit the eTACT website and are invited to contact the website's host: Dr.
Cornelia Wunsch at <mail@...>.
eTACT is a joint project of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA) and of ETANA
(Electronic Tools & ANE Archives) hosted by Vanderbilt University. ETANA may be visited at <