"In Heaven, at Evening" An Old Babylonian Eršema to Inana

Paul Delnero, Uri Gabbay

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The article presents an edition of the Old Babylonian Sumerian Eršema "In heaven, at evening" according to the tablet MS 3406, published here for the first time, and parallels. The Eršema describes Inana lamenting her losses and the capture of her spouse Dumuzi.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalAltorientalische Forschungen
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2023

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  • Dumuzi
  • Emesal
  • Eršema
  • Inana
  • Old Babylonian


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