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Ludlul bēl Nēmeqi

The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer

Amar Annus, and Alan Lenzi

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$35.00 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-952-10-1334-8

128 pages
10" × 7"
2010
Distributed by Penn State University Press for Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project

State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts

Ludlul bēl Nēmeqi

The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer

Amar Annus, and Alan Lenzi

SAACT 7 presents a new edition of Ludlul Bel Nemeqi, “the Babylonian poem of the righteous sufferer.” This edition, based on all known tablets of the poem, offers the most complete text of Ludlul to date. Building on a half century of research and discovery, the editors incorporate previously unknown lines of the poem and establish the proper ordering of the material in Tablet IV. The edition includes an extensive introduction, the reconstructed text in cuneiform and transliteration, a translation, and a glossary and sign list. Assyriologists and biblical scholars alike will welcome this long overdue edition of “the Babylonian Job.”

 

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SAACT 7 presents a new edition of Ludlul Bel Nemeqi, “the Babylonian poem of the righteous sufferer.” This edition, based on all known tablets of the poem, offers the most complete text of Ludlul to date. Building on a half century of research and discovery, the editors incorporate previously unknown lines of the poem and establish the proper ordering of the material in Tablet IV. The edition includes an extensive introduction, the reconstructed text in cuneiform and transliteration, a translation, and a glossary and sign list. Assyriologists and biblical scholars alike will welcome this long overdue edition of “the Babylonian Job.”

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Previous Scholarship on the Text of Ludlul

The Reconstruction of the Text of Ludlul

šubš-mešre-šakkan and the Composition of Ludlul

A Brief Interpretive Summary of Ludlul

Some Linguistic and Literary Features of Ludlul

Ludlul and ‘Wisdom’

Ludlul as Religious Text

On the Present Volume

Manuscripts

Manuscripts Listed Alphabetically

Manuscripts Presented by Content

Manuscripts Listed by Geographical Origin

Abbreviations

Bibliography

Cuneiform Text

Tablet I

Tablet II

Tablet III

Tablet IV

Transliteration

Tablet I

Tablet II

Tablet III

Tablet IV

Translation

Tablet I

Tablet II

Tablet III

Tablet IV

Glossary and Indices

Logograms and Their Readings

Glossary

Index of Names (Personal, Place and Divine)

Sign List

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