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  • SpTU 1, 049

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  • Achaemenid
  • Uruk
  • Medical
  • recipe commentary
  • commentary to prescriptions for illnesses caused by ghosts, If a man is seized by the hand of a ghost

Bibliography

  • Frahm 2011, 51, 74, 109, 233, 237, 291

SpTU 1, 049 [recipe commentary]

Obverse
o 1 o 1

* NA ŠU GIDIM.MA DAB-⸢su [x] x UŠ₂ GE₆

(If) a person, the hand of a ghost afflicts him: [...] ... black blood

o 2 2

UŠ₂ ku-⸢šu⸣-uku₆ : BI₂.[ZA].⸢ZA [...] d15 E[u₂?]

crab's blood : frog [...] Ištar, that is said

o 3 3

BI₂.ZA.ZA : mu-ṣa-ʾi-⸢ra⸣-ni : pu-ru-un-⸢za⸣-[ḫu]

BI₂.ZA.ZA (means) : muṣaʾʾirānu (that is) : frog

o 4 4

pu-ru-un-za-ḫu : x (x) [...] ḪU : pa-šit-tu₂ GIG?

frog : ... [...] .... : he is ill with pašittu-illness.

o 5 5

pa-ši-ṭat zu-⸢mur : mul?ŠUL ša₂ iq-bu-u₂

Obliterator of the body : the ŠUL-star, that they say.

o 6 6

mulŠUL : dDA.⸢MU : dGU.LA

The ŠUL-star (is) : Damu (is also) : Gula.

o 7 7

SIG₂ UR⸣.GI₇ GE₆ : EN₂? [...] ki-ma [...] x kal-bi d15

black dog's hair (means) : incantation [...] like [...] ... of dog, Ištar

o 8 8

UR.TUR-ia : MU x [x] x [...] x ma?⸣-rat d[30]

my puppy : ... [...] ... [...] ... daughter of Sin,

o 9 9

lib₃-bu-u₂ d15 x [...] x KA ṢAB [...]

meaning Ištar ... [...] ... [...]

o 10 10

dna-na-a NIN? [...]

Nanaya ... [...]

o 11 11

ka-šip u BE LU x [...]

he is bewitched or ... [...]

o 12 12

BE ka-ba-at : x x [...] ŠA₂ x [...] x x [x] x-šu₂

If ... : ... [...] ... [...] ...

o 13 13

i-⸢ri⸣-qu ša₂-⸢niš [...] x [...] x iṣ?⸣-ṣa-bat-su ŠA₂ SU x-šu₂

he is empty. Secondly, he is seized ... [...] ... [...] ....

o 14 14

šal-šiš ka-šip u BE [...] x [...] x ip⸣-šu-ru : ZU₂-MEŠ-šu₂

Thirdly, he is bewitched or ... [...] ... he released [...] .... : His teeth

o 15 15

a-na x KA? [...] x x [...] ŠA₂ RA BA AŠ₂ ŠU GIDIM⸣.MA

to ...[...] ... [...] ...: hand of a ghost.

o 16 16

x [x] x x [...] x MA? [...] x : GU₄ : al-pi : GU₄ : e-ṭem-mu

... [...] ... [...] ... [...] ... : GU₄ (means) : ox : GU₄ (also means) : ghost

o 17 17

x x (x) [...] BI? [...] BU : ki-ma su-ti-ti

... [...] ... [...] ... : like a Sutean woman

o 18 18

x x x (x) [...] x x ID BU QA DU u₂-la-mu-⸢u₂⸣-in-ni

... [...] they completely surround me

o 19 19

x x x (x) [...] x x (x) KI [...] x-a-za-in-ni

... [...] ... [...] ...

o 20 20

[x] x x x (x) [...] lib₃⸣-bu-u₂ GIDIM₂ ša₂ ana GIDIM MU-⸢NE

... [...] meaning: GIDIM₂, that is for the name of the ghost

o 21 21

x x x (x) [...] ANe BE? x IB x [...]

... [...] heaven ... [...]

o 22 22

[...] ur-tap-pa : UB [...]

[...] he heals : ... [...]

Reverse
r 1 r 1

ša₂ kurSU⸣.BIR₄ki šu-u₂ i-qab-bu-u₂ [...]

He is from Subartu, they say [...].

r 2 2

a-na 20 KUŠ₃ ku⸣-dur₂-ru u₂-kad-dar : ḪUR [...]

He draws a boundary to 20 cubits : HUR (means) [...]

r 3 3

UR : na-ka-su : ŠAB : na-ka-su [...]

UR (means) : to cut : ŠAB (means) : to cut [...].

r 4 4

ta-ma-ḫi-ir GAZIsar : me-e GAZIsar : x [...] x

presentation of mustard (means) : mustard juice. : ... [...]. GURUN (means)

r 5 5

il-lu-ru : GURUN : NUNUZ ḫa-aḫ-ḫu-ru ša₂ Eu₂

illūru-flower : GURUN (also means) : egg of hahhūru-raven, that is said

r 6 6

ina ŠA₃ ša₂ mulUGAmušen : dEN.LIL₂ EN KIti₃

on account of Raven constellation. Ellil is the lord of the earth

r 7 7

u GIDIM šu-u₂ : [KUR].GImušen : KUR : ša₂-du-u₂

and ghost. KUR.GI : KUR (means) : mountain

r 8 8

GI : a-la-du [:] dKUR.GAL : dEN.LIL₂ ša₂-du-u₂ ra-bu-u₂

GI (means) : to give birth. [:] KUR.GAL (is) : Ellil, the great moutain.

r 9 9

ḫi-biš-tu₄ : GUR₂.GUR₂ ḫup₂⸣-pe-e iq-ta-bu-ni

hibištu (is) : crushed kukuru-wood, they said to me.

r 10 10

šimGUG₂.GUG₂ : ḫi-⸢biš⸣-tu₄ : šimGUG₂.GUG₂

ŠIM.GUG₂.GUG₂ : crushed piece (said for) : kukuru-wood.

r 11 11

* NA ina DABit ŠU GIDIM⸣.MA GEŠTU-MIN-šu₂ i-sag-gu-ma

(If) a person, during the affliction of the hand of a ghost, his ears trouble (him, means)

r 12 12

GEŠTU-MIN-šu₂ -ta-⸢na-as-sa⸣-a : ŠU GIDIM.MA

his ears continually ring. Hand of a ghost (alternatively written):

r 13 13

gi-di-imGIDIM₂ : GIDIM [pe]-⸢tu-u₂ GEŠTU-MIN : BAR : pe-tu-u₂

GIDIM₂. : A ghost, opener of the ears : BAR (means) : opener

r 14 14

BUR₃bu-ur : uz-nu : e-⸢ṭem⸣-me : qa-bu-u₂ ṭe₃-e-me

BUR₃ (means) : ear. eṭemmu (means) : to speak a instruction (because) :

r 15 15

E : qa-bu-u₂ : KA[ṭe-]⸢em₄-ma.ḪI : ṭe₃-e-me

E (means) : to speak : ṭemma (means) : instruction.

r 16 16

GIDIM mur-tap-pi-du : [e]-ṭem-mu se-gu-u₂

GIDIM murtappidu (means) : roaming ghost

r 17 17

ša₂ e-ṭem-ma-šu₂ la paq-[du] : DIBdi-ib₂.RA.AḪ : ra-pa-du

whose ghost is not cared for. : DIB.RA.AH (means) : to roam

r 18 18

DIB.RA.AḪ : ri-pit-tu₂

DIB.RA.AH (also means) : errancy.


(colophon)
r 19 19

ṣa-a-tu₂ u šu-ut KA ša₂ [*] NA ŠU GIDIM.MA DAB-su

Commentary and oral tradition of "(If) a person, the hand of a ghost afflicts him".

r 20 20

mal₂-su-tu md⸢60—ik⸣-ṣur lu₂MAŠ.MAŠ BAN₃.DA

Reading out of Anu-ikṣur, the junior incantation priest.

r 21 21

ana AN.TA.ŠUB.⸢BA ZIaḫ u BUR₂

To eradicate and release from the "falling sickness".


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