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Assyro-Babylonian Weather Omens

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  • Steve Farmer
    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
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      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.

      Steve

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      From <http://www.brill.nl/weather-omens-enuma-anu-enlil>:

      Weather Omens of Enūma Anu Enlil
      Thunderstorms, Wind and Rain (Tablets 44–49)
      Erlend Gehlken, University of Frankfurt/Main
      €105.00 $144.00
      Cuneiform Monographs, 43
      ISSN: 0929-0052
      ISBN13: 9789004225886
      Planned Publication Date: August 2012
      x, 332 pp.
      BRILL


      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.

      Biographical note

      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.

      Readership
      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
      Indices
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