This dynasty was chiefly concerned in firmly establishing the position of Marduk.
This is an oblique way of saying that Marduk succeeded where Ea failed.
Marduk had three moons; a big one, fifteen hundred miles in diameter, and two insignificant twenty-mile chunks of rock.
Lines 44 and 45 announce Marduk's determination to build Babylon.
Marduk's toleration is the best evidence of his unquestioned headship.
Let us remember that Hammurabi's code was represented as the work of Marduk.
But for the theologians of Babylon, the position of Marduk as the head of the pantheon was a much more important factor.
But Marduk created not only men and animals but heaven and earth also.
The identification with Marduk may be due to later traditions.
As a consequence, the attributes of Ea were transferred in a body to Marduk.