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  • Seleucid
  • Uruk
  • Scholarly
  • Ašipus’ Almanac Commentary

Bibliography

  • Hunger 1968, 118C
  • Ungnad 1941-44
  • Bottéro 1985, 100–112
  • Reiner 1995, 108–112
  • Geller 2010
  • Scurlock 2005-06
  • Frahm 2011, 31, 51, 64, 128, 293-4, 297

BRM 4, 20 [Ašipus’ Almanac Commentary]

Obverse
o 1 o 1

ŠA₃.BAL.BAL

KI mulUR.A

(o 1) Confusion: the sign of the Lion.


o 2 2

DI.BAL.A

KI mulGU.LA

(o 2) Injustice: the sign of Gula.


o 3 3

ŠU DU₈.A-KAM

KI mulAB.SIN₂

(o 3) To relax the hands: the sign of the Furrow.


o 4 4

NAM.ERIM₂.BUR₂.RU.DA

KI mulGU.LA

(o 4) Curse-removal: the sign of Gula.


o 5 5

KI.AG₂.GA₂ NITA ana MUNUS

KI mulzi-ba-nu

(o 5) (For) a man to love a woman: the sign of the Scales.


o 6 6

KI.AG₂.GA₂ MUNUS ana NITA

KI mulKUN-MEŠ

(o 6) (For) a woman to love a man: the sign of the Tails.


o 7 7

KI.AG₂.GA₂ NITA ana NITA

KI mulGIR₂.[TAB]

(o 7) (For) a man to love a man: the sign of the Scorpion.


o 8 8

MUNUS GEN.NA

KI mulLU₂.ḪUN.GA₂

(o 8) To have sex with a woman: the sign of the Hireling.


o 9 9

ZI.KU₅.RU.DA

KI mulPA.BIL.SAG ša₂-niš KI mulMAŠ.MAŠ

(o 9) Cutting-of-life: the sign of Pabilsag; alternatively, the sign of the Twins.


o 10 10

IGI.NIGIN.NA

KI mul<MAŠ>.TAB.BA GAL.GAL

(o 10) Vertigo: the sign of the Great Twins.


o 11 11

dID₂ u PU₂ KU₃.GA ( o )

KI mulSUḪUR.MAŠ₂

(o 11) To purify (by) the divine River or a well: the sign of the Goatfish.


o 12 12

E₂.GAL KU₄.RA ( o )

KI mulAL.( o ).⸢LUL

(o 12) To enter the palace: the sign of the Crab.


o 13 13

ŠUR₂.ḪUN.GA₂

KI mulGU.[LA]

(o 13) Appeasement of anger: the sign of Gula.


o 14 14

LUGAL ina E₂.GAL-šu₂ MU-šu₂ ana SIG₅ti₃ ḫa-sa-sa

KI 5 ina IGI mul[LUGAL?]

(o 14) (For) the king in his palace to remember his (a man's) name in kindness: the sign of 5 in front of the King.


o 15 15

NUN ina E₂.GAL-šu₂ MU-šu₂ ana SIG₅ti₃ MUar₂

KI mulZIB-[MEŠ]

(o 15) (For) the prince in his palace to call his (a man's) name in kindness: the sign of the Tails.


o 16 16

a-mir-ka ana IGI-ka ḫa-de-e u ra-a-ši

KI mulUR.[A]

(o 16) (For) whoever sees you to become joyful or rejoice in front of you: the sign of the Lion.


o 17 17

MUNUS šu-ud-bu-bu ( o )

KI mulLU₂.ḪUN.GA₂

(o 17) (For) making a woman speak: the sign of the Hireling.


o 18 18

a-mir-ka ŠU.SI-šu₂ ana SIG₅ti₃ ana muḫ-ḫi-ka ta-ra-aṣ

KI mulABSIN

(o 18) (For) whoever sees you to point his finger in kindness above you: the sign of the Furrow.


o 19 19

ši-kin KU₃.BABBAR

KI SA₄ ša₂ mulGU₄.AN.[NA]

(o 19) Deposit of silver: the sign of the naming of the Bull of Heaven.


o 20 20

ZAḪ₂ GUR.RU.DA ( o )

KI mulLUGAL ša₂-niš KI mulzi-ba-[nu]

(o 20) To return a fugitive: the sign of the King; alternatively, the sign of the Scales.


o 21 21

MUNUS LU₂ ana NITA ša₂-nim-ma IGI-MIN u IGI la na-še-e

KI mulMAŠ.TAB.BA GAL.[GAL]

(o 21) (For) a man's wife not to raise her eyes or eye to another man: the sign of the Great Twins.


o 22 22

ḪUL.GIG ( o )

KI ( o ) mulGIR₂⸣.[TAB]

(o 22) Hate: the sign of the Scorpion.


o 23 23

UŠ₁₁.BUR₂.RU.DA

KI mulGU.LA ša₂-niš KI mulKUN-[MEŠ]

(o 23) Ritual to dispel sorcery: the sign of Gula; alternatively, the sign of the Tails.


o 24 24

GIR₃ ḪULtu₂ ina E₂ LU₂ KU₅si

KI MUL.[MUL] ša₂-niš KI mulGU.LA

(o 24) To block the foot of evil from a man's house: the sign of the Bristle; alternatively, the sign of Gula.


o 25 25

-di-ḫu lu₂KURUN₂.NAM šur-ši-i

KI mulAL.LUL ša₂-niš KI mulGU.LA

(o 25) To provide profit for a brewer: the sign of the Crab; alternatively, the sign of Gula.


o 26 26

UŠ₁₁.ZU ana BUR₂ra ana LU₂ GIG la₃ TE SAG.DU TI.LA ra-i-ib-šu₂

(o 26) To undo sorcery; (for) illness not to approach a man; to heal the head; to drive out his shivering; to heal a wound; to block a woman's (menstrual) blood; (for) evil not to approach a man's house: the sign of the Goatfish.

o 27 27

a-na šu-ṣi-i si-im-ma a-na TI.LA UŠ₂ MUNUS ana KU₅si

o 28 28

ḪUL ana E₂ LU₂ la₃ TE

KI mulSUḪUR.MAŠ₂


o 29 29

LIL₂.LA₂.EN.NA ( o )

KI MUL.MUL ša₂-niš KI mulGIŠ.RIN₂

(o 29) The lilû-demon: the sign of the Bristle; alternatively, the sign of the Scales.


o 30 30

KI.SIKIL.LIL₂.LA₂

KI MUL.MUL ša₂-niš KI mulMAŠ.MAŠ šal-šiš KI mulPA.BIL.SAG

(o 30) The ardat-lilî demon: the sign of the Bristle; alternatively, the sign of the Twins; thirdly, the sign of Pabilsag.


o 31 31

LIL₂.LA₂.EN.NA KI.SIKIL.LIL₂.LA₂

KI mulPA.BIL.SAG

(o 31) The lilû-demon (and) the ardat-lilî demon: the sign of Pabilsag.


o 32 32

AN.TA.ŠUB.BA dLUGALUR₃.RA ŠU DINGIR.RA ŠU GIDIM.MA

KI mul⸣[UR.A]

(o 32) Falling sickness, Bel-uri, the hand of a god, the hand of a ghost: the sign of the Lion.

o 33 33

GIDIM DABbat KI LU₂ KEŠ₂ NU LU₂ ana UŠ₂ pa-qa₂-du ana GIDIM [...]

(o 33) To seize a ghost (and) attach (it) to a man; to consign a man's effigy to death; to give [...] to a ghost to drink; to drive out wrongdoing: the sign of the Crab.

o 34 34

ana NAGe ḫi-bil₂-ti E₃i

KI mul⸣[AL.LUL]


o 35 35

MUNUS GEN.NA DU₃-ma ḫi-ṭa₄ la₃ TUKU

KI mul⸣[GU.LA]

(o 35) To perform (the ritual) "having sex with a woman" so as not to acquire sin: the sign of Gula.


o 36 36

DINGIR ana qe₂-re-e iš₈-tar₂ ana qe₂-re-e sa-gal-la ana TI.LA E₂ ana ḫu⸣-[up-pi₂ ...]

(o 36) To invite a god; to invite a goddess; to cure sagallu-illness; to purify a temple; [...]; to heal a stone (in the body); to hold back diarrhoea; to remove fever: [...].

o 37 37

NA₄!(TE) ana TI.LA ŠA₃.SI.SI ana ka-le-e KUM₂ ana ZIḫi [...]


Reverse
r 1 r 1

IDIM u NUN ana EME.SIG la₃ GU₇ GABA⸣.[RI ...]

(r 1) (For) a nobleman or prince not to give (or) receive slander: [...].


r 2 2

la₃ ši-il-la-ti ana TUKU LU₂ ina IGI LU₂ [...]

(r 2) To acquire lack of iniquity; [...] a man in front of (another) man; [...]; either to hold back a dead man, or [...] a sorceror [...], or to remove a dead man from the palace, or [...] to seize [...], (or) to block the king's beloved, [...]: [...].

r 3 3

lu UŠ₂ GUL lu lu₂UŠ₁₁⸣.ZU [...]

r 4 4

lu UŠ₂ ina E₂.GAL ana ZIḫi lu [...]

r 5 5

ana DABti₃ lu₂KI.AG₂ ša₂ LUGAL ana KU₅⸣[si ...]

[...]


r 6 6

KA.DAB.BE₂.DA

KI [...]

(r 6) Oral paralysis: the sign of [...].


r 7 7

SAG.KI.DAB.BA

KI [...]

(r 7) sankidabbû-illness: the sign of [...].


r 8 8

ŠA₃.ZI.GA

KI [...]

(r 8) Sexual desire: the sign of [...].


r 9 9

ma-gar₃ LUGAL ana LU₂

KI mul[...]

(r 9) (For) the king being favourable to a man: the sign of [...].


r 10 10

ARAD LU₂ la₃ ZAḪ₂

KI mulGIR₂.TAB

(r 10) For a man's slave not to disappear: the sign of the Scorpion.


r 11 11

DINGIR IGI.BAR DINGIR.ŠA₃.DIB.BA BUR₂ri

KI MUL.MUL

(r 11) To see a god; to undo divine wrath: the sign of the Bristle.


r 12 12

DAM.TAB.BA pur-ru-di u₃ LU₂ ina man-za-zi-šu ZIḫi

KI mulSUḪUR.MAŠ₂

(r 12) To terrify a rival wife and to remove a man from his position: the sign of the Goatfish.


r 13 13

LU₂ ina qi₂-ip-ti-šu₂ ZIḫi u₃ LU₂ ina IGI LU₂ GARni

KI mulLU₂.ḪUN.GA₂

(r 13) To remove a man from his position of trust and to appoint a man in front of (another) man: the sign of the Hireling.


r 14 14

gaba-ri₃ ŠEŠ.UNUGki u TIN.TIRki

(r 14) Copy of Ur and Babylon.


r 15 15

U₄.DA-( o )KAM

u₄-mu ( o ) a-da-nu

(r 15) Fixed date (means) fixed day.

r 16 16

ŠA₃.BAL.BAL

lib₃-bi a-na na-bal-ku-tu₂

(r 16) Confusion (means) to turn over the insides.

r 17 17

ŠA₃.BAL.BAL

lib₃-bi a-na šu-un-nu-u

(r 17) Confusion (means) to have a change of heart.

r 18 18

DI.BAL.A

na-bal-ku-ut di-i-ni

(r 18) Injustice (means) the overturning of a lawsuit.

r 19 19

ŠU DU₈.A-KAM

pa-ṭa-ri ša₂ qa-ti

(r 19) To relax the hands (means) relaxing, of the hands.

r 20 20

MUNUS GEN.NA

sin-niš-tu₂ a-na a-la-ku

(r 20) To have sex with a woman (means) to have sex with a woman.

r 21 21

IGI.NIGIN.NA

su-uḫ-ḫu-<ur> ( o ) pa-ni

(r 21) Vertigo (means) turning of the face.

r 22 22

dID₂ KU₃.GA

a-me-lu ina ḫur-ša₂-nu zu-uk-ku-u₂

(r 22) To purify (by) the divine River (means) to cleanse a man in the river ordeal.

r 23 23

MUNUS šu-ud-bu-bu

MUNUS su-un-nu-qa

(r 23) To make a woman speak (means) to interrogate a woman; you have a woman enter an administrative building and she tells you everything, whatever you ask her about.

r 24 24

MUNUS ana!(GAR) e-dul-la KU₄-ma

r 25 25

mim-ma ma-la ta-šal-lu-šu₂

r 26 26

i-qab-bak-ka


r 27 27

ši-kin KU₃.BABBAR ša₂-niš ZAḪ₂ KU₃.BABBAR

KU₃.BABBAR ta-aš₂-ku-tu₂ la-bi-ri

(r 27) Deposit of silver; alternatively, loss of silver (means) to reveal the silver of old jewellery of the house.

r 28 28

ša₂ E₂ a-na pa-te-e


r 29 29

ḪUL.GIG

zi--ri

(r 29) HUL.GIG (means) hate.

r 30 30

-di-( o o )ḫu

ne₂-me-⸢lu

(r 30) išdihu (means) profit.

r 31 31

-di-ḫu

er-( o )[bu]

(r 31) išdihu (means) income.

r 32 32

ra-ʾi-bi ana šu-ṣi-i

ra-ʾi-bi mur-[ṣu]

(r 32) To drive out shivering: shivering (is) an illness.

r 33 33

NAM.ERIM₂.BUR₂.RU.DA

ma-mit pa-ša₂-[ri]

(r 33) Curse-removal (means) undoing a curse.

r 34 34

NU LU₂ ana UŠ₂ pa-qa-du

NU LU₂ a-na mu-u₂-tu pa⸣-[qa-du]

(r 34) To consign a man's effigy to UŠ₂ (means) to consign a man's effigy to death.

r 35 35

EME.SIG la₃ GABA.RI

kar-ṣi la ma-[ḫa-ru]

(r 35) EME.SIG la₃ GABA.RI (means) not receiving slander.

r 36 36

e-ṭem-mu ṣa-ba-tu

it-ti LU₂ ana ra-⸢ka⸣-[su]

(r 36) To seize a ghost (means) to attach (it) to a man.

r 37 37

lu₂<KI>.AG₂ LUGAL ana KU₅si

LU₂ ša₂ šar-ri i-ra-mu-šu₂ a-⸢na [...]

(r 37) To block the king's beloved (means) to [...] the man whom the king loves.

r 38 38

DINGIR IGI.BAR

DINGIR-MEŠ li-ip-pal-sa-⸢an⸣-[ni]

(r 38) To see a god (means) may the gods look at me.

r 39 39

DINGIR.ŠA₃.DIB.BA BUR₂ra

lib₃-bi DINGIR-MEŠ mu-dal-lip pa-[ša₂-ri]

(r 39) To undo divine wrath (means) to release the restless heart of the gods.

r 40 40

TU₆.TU₆ BAR.RA

ši-pa-a-tu₂ a-ḫa-a-tu₂

(r 40) TU₆.TU₆ BAR.RA (means) non-canonical incantations.


(colophon)
r 41 41

UL u šu-ut KA ša₂ itiBARA₂ U₄ 10-KAM U₄.DA-KAM ŠA₃.BAL.BAL

(r 41) Commentary and oral tradition of "The 10th day of Nisannu (Month I) is the fixed date for (rituals against) confusion".


r 42 42

IM mBAša₂-a bu₁₂-kur₂ mdINANAMUKAM ŠA₃.BAL.BAL mE₂.KURza-kir lu₂MAŠ.MAŠ

(r 42) Tablet of Iqiša, son of Ištar-šum-ereš, descendant of Ekur-zakir, incantation priest.


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