Akkadian Prayer Miscellany

Alan Lenzi, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)

Old Babylonian Lament: The Man and His God


This lament is found on one tablet, AO 4462, housed in the Louvre in Paris. It was first edited and published in handcopy by Jean Nougayrol in 1952 (see →bibliography). Von Soden offered several early improvements to the reading of the text. See von Soden 1957: 315-319 (→bibliography). W. G. Lambert published a much improved edition of the text in the Reiner Festschrift (→library). See Lambert 1987 (→bibliography). Other translations include Foster 2005: 852-856 (English) and von Soden 1990: 135-140 (German). For this text's record and treatment at the Sources of Early Akkadian Literature project, see here (Gabbay and Wasserman 2008). For its CDLI:wiki page, which requires updating, see here.