Ludlul Bel Nemeqi
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An Akkadian poetic text about a righteous sufferer. Often called the “Babylonian Job” due to its thematic parallels with the biblical book of Job.
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Ludlul BēL Nēmeqi
Ludlul bēl nēmeqi. The first line and title of the greatest hymn to Marduk, the god of Babylon, yet discovered. The line means, “Let us praise the god of wisdom.” The poem on four tablets, all in damaged condition, tells the personal lament of a pious man who is smitten by disease and later restored.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
I WILL PRAISE THE LORD OF WISDOM
I WILL PRAISE THE LORD OF WISDOM. This classic poem from the Cassite period (ca. 1500–1200 bce) contains significant parallels to the book of Job. The Lord of Wisdom is MARDUK of Babylon, to whom the noble speaker prays about his misfortunes, including the inability of theology to explain them (humans