By Hans J. Tertel
The monstrous non secular significance of the outdated testomony imposes a very good accountability at the exegete. because his effects are inseparably certain to his presuppositions, an intensive and non-stop exam of the latter is vital. the necessity for a dialogue of acceptable technique is illustrated by way of the range of effects supplied through source-critical stories of an analogous narratives. the current paintings, a touch revised model of the Ph.D. thesis submitted to the college of Liverpool March 1991, goals to give a contribution to this dialogue by way of suggesting a potential analogy to the transmission of previous testomony narratives.
Two easy assumptions are made: 1. analogies among the transmission of old close to japanese texts and previous testomony narratives are attainable and a pair of. if the proof is inconclusive, a speculation according to a legitimate empirical version is to be preferred.
Since normal traits of improvement need to be remoted, many passages of old close to jap texts needed to be observed, which as a result of area obstacles couldn't all be quoted verbatim. The reader is hence said the guides of those texts famous within the suitable passages.
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3 5 ι ι ). 360-363 are not preserved. 401f // IIii2o h f t v e 110 correspondence in the advice. OB parallel not extant. The preceding lines are not preserved. Akkadian Epics 31 Then three times a speech of Enlil is reported complaining that the gods' plans were not successful. Unfortunately the passages and their context are not well preserved. Apart from the fact that the Igigi are referred to once in 3 rd p. 3o - Enlil addresses the Igigi) the passages appear to be identical. The repetitive structure of the preserved portions of OB is indicated by the following table.
117, regards Campbell Thompson's col. i. Cf. OB Penn. IIIiv 27 2 g , NA IIIi9 vig IVvi 38 . II NA IIIvig (cf. IVvi 38 ); OB Penn IIIvi 27 . 65 Thus it remains uncertain whether this expansion, too, may be due to a trend towards increasing verbal parallelism. NA further assimilated the description of GilgameS's dreams and the narration of events foretold there. The expansion of OB Penn. Ii 10 , describing the people's reaction to the arrival of the meteorite, to ΝΑ Π31_33 has already been noted above as an example for the assimilation of the descriptions of GilgameS's two dreams about Enkidu.
92 S U rev. 2 _3 11 G i g . 15 // Gig. 102 U rev· 16-23 1 1 G 1 «· XI103-123 // Gig. ,g6 There are corresponding passages from almost all major parts of the epic. They cover the report of the Igigi's work and their uprising, Enlil's order to Nusku, Enlil's address to Anu, the creation of mankind by Mami, the multiplication of mankind, the imposing of the plague, Enki's advice to AtrahasTs, the renewed multiplication of the people, their starvation, Enki's further advice, and the Flood. Since, however, parallels from only two versions of the epic have been preserved24 the consistency of redactorial treatment cannot be analyzed and thus general tendencies of literary development cannot be isolated.