Assyro-Babylonian Weather Omens
- Apparently useful study, passed on from the Agade mailing list. The price is exceptionally high, as usual for all Brill books.
I've added at the end the Table of Contents. Not much useful information is given in the blurbs on format, translation, commentary, if any, etc.
Weather Omens of Enūma Anu Enlil
Thunderstorms, Wind and Rain (Tablets 44–49)
Erlend Gehlken, University of Frankfurt/Main
Cuneiform Monographs, 43
Planned Publication Date: August 2012
x, 332 pp.
The Assyro-Babylonian omen series Enūma Anu Enlil, written on seventy
cuneiform tablets, bears witness to the early understanding of the
mutual interactions of heaven and earth on both the physical and the
religious levels. To facilitate accessibility, technical and
linguistic commentaries as well as an excerpt series were compiled by
the scholars of old. This ancient knowledge, which was still largely
characterized by mythological concepts, was never completely
abandoned, not even when the ‘calculating’ astronomy became prevalent
in the first millennium B.C. The series deals in four parts with the
moon, the sun, weather phenomena, and fixed stars and planets. This
book offers an edition of the texts of the second half of the weather
section with the accompanying material.
Erlend Gehlken (Ph.D. Heidelberg 1991, Habilitation Marburg 2003) lectures at the University of Frankfurt/Main. Apart from articles on Mesopotamian astronomy he has mainly published on Late Babylonian texts from Uruk.
This book is primarily written for Assyriologists, but it will also prove informative to classicists, theologians, and historians of science and literature.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Adad Tablets EAE 44 – 49
2.1 Tablet 44 (Thunder)
2.2 Tablet 45 (Thunder)
2.3 Tablet 46 (Thunder)
2.4 Tablet 47 (Lightning, Rainbows and Earthquakes)
2.5 Tablet 48 (Rain, Fog and Mud)
2.6 Tablet 49 (Wind)
Chapter 3: The Series Riks gerri