LEXICAL LIST OF GODS' NAMES

MS 2272
MS Short Title LEXICAL LIST OF GODS' NAMES
Text LEXICAL LIST OF GODS' NAMES IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AND IMPORTANCE: ENLIL, NINLIL, ENKI, NERGAL, HENDURSANGA, INANNA-ZABALAM, NINEBGAL, INANNA, UTU, NANNA
Description MS in Sumerian on clay, Adab or Umma Sumer, 2400-2200 BC, 1 tablet, 9,8x9,8x2,5 cm, 4,7x4,4x1,7 cm, single column, 5+5 lines in cuneiform script.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1998, blue cloth gilt folding case by Aquarius.
Context Other tablets with Gods' names, are MSS 2200/318, 2200/321, 2200/332 and 2422.
Commentary This is clearly the beginning of the list, since Enlil, god of the town of Nippur, was the practical head of the pantheon at this time. The Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian religions had thousands of gods, hence extensive lists to keep track of them. No other copy of this particular list is so far known.
Published Mentioned in: Miguel Civil: The Lexical Texts in the Schøyen Collection, Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology, vol. 12, Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Cuneiform texts V. CDL Press, Bethesda, MD, 2010, text 8.6, p. 284.
Place of origin Umma Sumer
Dates 2400-2200 BC

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