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The Assumed 29th Aḫû Tablet Of Enūma Anu Enlil

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Omen series were the product of Mesopotamian scribal scholarship and in some cases, the celestial omen series Enūma Anu Enlil for one, can be seen to develop toward a more or less fixed or standardized form from the Old Babylonian period to the Neo-Assyrian period. This chapter presents the text of the celestial omen tablet classified by the scribes as aḫû, that is, "extraneous," or "non-canonical". A better understanding of the meaning of the term aḫû is of importance for a broader understanding of canonicity in the cuneiform scribal tradition. The chapter compares the prominent features of the aḫû text's protases against those of the corresponding main text of the lunar eclipse section of Enūma Anu Enlil.

Keywords: aḫû text; Enūma Anu Enlil; celestial omen tablet



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