Sîn-lēqi-unninni 𒁹𒀭𒌍𒋾𒀀𒅆, “Gilgamesh: Voyage to Utnapishtim”, Second Millennium BC, was topic of an earlier blog blog.
Here I present: ENUMA ELISH 𒂊𒉡𒈠𒂊𒇺 “The Babylonian Creation Epic”. Babylon in Akkadian is 𒂊𒉡𒈠𒂊𒇺 (e-nu-ma e-liš).
The Babylonian hero, Atra-hasis 𒀜𒊏𒄩𒋀 was – just like Noah – ordered by his god to build a lifeboat.
SUMMARY. Enūma Eliš has about a thousand lines and is recorded inAkkadian on seven clay tablets, each holding between 115 and 170 lines of cuneiform script. Most of Tablet V has never been recovered, but, aside from this lacuna, the text is almost complete.
There is a correspondence between “Biblical Creation” and “Enuma Elish”.
The table BELOW shows the correspondence to “Genesis Creation” in the Bible. God rests on the seventh in both sources to end “Creation”. The Babylonian hero, Atra-hasis 𒀜𒊏𒄩𒋀 was – just like Noah – ordered by his god to build a lifeboat.