Atraḫasis MB Flood (Ugarit 1)

SEAL no. 1561

Copy / Photo
441 no. 167
Tablet Siglum
RS 22.421
Collection
Damascus, National Museum
Studies
128 no. 40
12 § 1.2.4.3
10, 22, 265, 398, 424, 434
Genre / Classification
Epics, Atraḫasis, Flood
Provenance
Ugarit (mod. Ras Shamrah)
Notes

Ms. I

Text

Obv.

I 1                   ⌈e⌉-nu-ma ilū(DINGIRmeš) im-tal!-ku mil-kà

I 2                   i-na mātāti(KURmeš-ti) a-bu-ba ⌈iš-ku⌉-nu

I 3                   i-na kí-ib-ra-ti

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I 4                   x (x) x x (x) x i-šám-me-[šu?]-m[a?]          

I 5                   i-[n]a? x [x (x)] ⌈i-na⌉ bīti-ti) dÉ-a ina libbi(ŠÀ)[u]

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I 6                   mAt-ra-am-ḫa-sí-<is> pašīšu(GUDU4) a-na-ku-m[a]

I 7                   i-⌈na É dÉ-a bēli(EN)-ia aš-ba-[ku]

I 8                   ⌈kà-la⌉-ma i-d[e4?-ma?]

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I 9                   i-de4mil-kà ša ilū(DINGIRmeš) ra-ab-bu-ti

I 10                 i-de4ma-mì-it-šu-nu ù ú-ul

I 11                 i-pa-at-tu-ú a-na ia-a-ši

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I 12                 a-ma-te-šu-nu a-na ki-ik-ki-[ši]

I 13                 i-ša-an-[ni/na]

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I 14                 [i]-ga-ru-ma ši-m[e-. . .]

I 15                 [ana? mil?]-ki?-ma q[ù-ul. . .]

 

Rev.

I r. 1'               [. . .] x ilū(DINGIR.m[]) ba-l[a-ṭá . . .]

I r. 2'               [x x (x)] ⌈at⌉-ta aššat(DAM)-ka x [. . .]                   

I r. 3'               [x] x a tuk-la-at ù x [. . .]

I r. 4'               ki-i ilī(DINGIRmeš) ba-la-ṭá lu-ú [. . .]

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I r. 5'               ŠU mSIG5-dNÈ.IRIX.GAL

I r. 6'               x (x) AN.ŠU.ŠÁ.KU?.NA

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Translation

Obv.

I 1–2               When the gods took counsel concerning (lit.: in) the lands

I 2–3               and brought about a Flood in the regions of the world.

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I 4                   . . . when he was hearing it [. . .]

I 5                   the . . . [. . .] in the temple of Ea, inside it.

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I 6–8               “I am Atra-ḫasīs the priest. I live in the temple of Ea, my lord. I k[now] everything:

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I 9                   I know the counsel of the great gods,

I 10–11           I know of their oath, although they did not reveal it to me”.

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I 12–13           He (Ea) repeated their words to the reed wall:

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Rev.

I r. 1'               “[. . .] . the gods life [. . .]

I r. 2'               [. . .] you, your wife . [. . .]

I r. 3'               [. . .] . help and . [. . .]

I r. 4'               Life like the gods [you will] indeed [possess]”.

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I r. 5'               Written by Nuʿme-Rašap,

I r. 6'               property(?) of . . .

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Revision History
Hess, Christian W.
Cataloguing
01/01/12
Streck, Michael P.
Catalogue
18/10/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Cataloguing
30/07/17
Wasserman, Nathan
Cataloguing
18/08/17
Wasserman, Nathan
Edition, translation
09/09/20