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Title: The Solar Eclipse Omen Texts from enūma anu enlil
Author(s): FINCKE, Jeanette C.
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 70    Issue: 5-6   Date: 2013   
Pages: 582-608
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.70.5.3013233

Abstract :
This article reconsiders the different numbering systems attested for the series of celestial and meteorological omens called enūma anu enlil (EAE) and suggests possible reasons for these differences. The section of this series with the most divergent tablet numbers concerns the solar eclipse omens. An overview on the structure of this section, which generally covers five tablets, is given. In addition evidence is given for correcting the reading of the incipit of the fifth EAE solar eclipse tablet, which has been previously wrongly reconstructed. The solar eclipse section of EAE tablets can then be seen as the basis for distinguishing five different recensions of the series. Three of them are explicitly said to come from Babylon, and they all exhibit a different numbering of the tablets concerned.

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