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  • SpTU 2, 037

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  • Seleucid
  • Uruk
  • Omen
  • Šumma Izbu 08-12 commentary
  • Commentary to Shumma izbu, tablets VIII-XII

Bibliography

  • Frahm 2011, 51, 67, 205, 207, 294

SpTU 2, 037 [Šumma Izbu 08-12 commentary]

Obverse
o 1 o 1

LUGAL KI IGI-MEŠ-šu₂ GAR KUR la₃ UR₅tu₂ ŠU-su KURad₂

(o 1) The king, wherever he turns his face, will conquer a land (which) is not his.

o 2 2

gi-tal-lu-tu₂ TUKUši

(o 2) He will develop constant trembling.

o 3 3

MUD ga-la-ti

(o 3) MUD (means) to tremble; MUD (means) to fear.

o 4 4

MUD pa-la-ḫu

o 5 5

DUMU LUGAL ina ḪI.GAR a-ba-šu₂ UŠ₂

(o 5) The king's son will kill his father during a rebellion.

o 6 6

UŠ₂ da-a-ku

(o 6) UŠ₂ (means) to kill.

o 7 7

muš-ta-nu-[u] lu₂KUR₂

(o 7) The hostile one (is a synonym of) the enemy.

o 8 8

[...] x a-ma-ti

(o 8) [...] ... word.

o 9 9

ṭar-du u kuš-⸢šu⸣-du ana IRI-šu₂ GURra

(o 9) An exiled or expelled man will return to his city.

o 10 10

SAR ṭa-ra-du

(o 10) SAR (means) to drive out; SAR (also means) to wander; SAR (also means) to expel.

o 11 11

SAR ḫa-ba-ti

o 12 12

SAR šu-ṣu-u₂

o 13 13

su-uq-ti kan-zu-zu

(o 13) suqtu (is a synonym of) chin.

o 14 14

pa-an-du miš₂-lu

(o 14) Half (corresponds to) half.

o 15 15

mu-ša₂-⸢ru šu-uḫ-ḫu

(o 15) mūšaru (is a synonym) of buttock.

o 16 16

DUMU lu₂ḪAL .TE DABbat DUMU LUGAL

(o 16) The diviner's son will seize the throne (variant): the king's son.

o 17 17

BE iz-bu 2 SAG.DU-ME-šu₂ 1 SAG.DU-su 1 KUN-su

(o 17) If an anomaly (has) 2 heads (and) 1 of its heads is frowning at 1 of its tails; to frown at (means) to see.

o 18 18

ne₂-kel-mu

o 19 19

ne₂-kel-mu-u₂ a-ma-ru

o 20 20

BE iz-bu 2 SAG.DU-ME-šu₂ SAG.

(o 20) If an anomaly (has) 2 normal heads (and) they bow down and the additional (heads) are normal.

o 21 21

iq-du-du!(TU)-ma a-ḫu-tu₂ šu-šu-ru

o 22 22

GAM : qa-da-da GAM : ka-na-šu₂

(o 22) GAM (means) to bow down; GAM (also means): to bend down.

o 23 23

šu!(MA)-šu!(MA)-ru₃ ta⸣-ra-ṣu

(o 23) To put in order (means) to become in order.

o 24 24

LUGAL IMIN LUGAL kiš⸣-ša₂-ti

(o 24) LUGAL INIM (means) king of the world.

o 25 25

mit-ḫu-ṣu da-a-ku

(o 25) To fight (is a synonym of) to kill.

o 26 26

pa-šuq-tu₄ dan-na-⸢tu₄

(o 26) Dire straits (means) distress.


o 27 27

U₄.UL.DU₃.A u šu-ut pi-i ša₂ BE iz-bu 2 SAG.DU-ME-šu₂ šak-na

(o 27) Commentary and oral tradition of (the Series):"If an anomaly- its 2 heads are located.2


o 28 28

ki-lu₄ KUR DABbat

(o 28) Captivity will befall the land; enclosure (means) fortress.

o 29 29

ki-lu₄ dan-na-ti

o 30 30

DUMU LUGAL .TE AD-šu₂ DABbat-ma KUR!(LU₂) KIN.KIN

(o 30) The king's son will seize his father's throne and will be solicitous to the land; to be solicitous (means) to see; to be solicitous (also means) to gather.

o 31 31

ši-te-ʾu-u₂ a-ma-ri

o 32 32

ši-te-ʾu-u₂ pu-uḫ-ḫu-ru!(U₂)

o 33 33

nak-ba-ti ku-bu-ut-tu-u₂

(o 33) Weight (is a synonym of) abundance; weight (also means) becoming numerous.

o 34 34

nak-ba-ti ma-ʾa-a-du

o 35 35

KUR NUN i-sa-a-qa

(o 35) The prince's land will become narrow.

o 36 36

SIG en-šu₂

(o 36) SIG (means) weak; SIG (also means) narrow.

o 37 37

SIG qat-nu

o 38 38

LUGAL ṣer-ret KUR-šu₂ u₂-kal

(o 38) The king will hold the halter of his land.

o 39 39

ṣer-ret ap-pu

(o 39) ṣerret (is for) the nose; ṣerret (is for) the bull; ṣerret (also means) breast.

o 40 40

ṣer-ret šu-u₂-ru

o 41 41

ṣer-ret tu-lu-u₂

o 42 42

NUN ana lu₂KUR₂-šu₂ GAM

(o 42) The prince will submit to his enemy. GAM (means) to submit; GAM (also means) to bow; GAM (also means) to fear.3

o 43 43

GAM ka-na-šu₂

o 44 44

GAM ka-pa-pu

o 45 45

GAM pa-la-ḫu

o 46 46

KUR a-si-ru-ti DUak

(o 46) The land will go into captivity. DIB (means) to confine; DIB (also means) to seize.

o 47 47

di-ibDIB e-se-ru

o 48 48

MIN.<(di--ib)>DIB ṣa-ba-tu

o 49 49

DAR? ab-bu-ut-ti

(o 49) DAR (means) fatherhood.

o 50 50

SA₅.GAL₂ a-ša-re-du 1

(o 50) SA₅.GAL₂ (means) pre-eminent.

o 51 51

[A₂].GAL₂ le-ʾe-u₂

(o 51) A₂.GAL₂ (means) powerful.

o 52 52

[x] KU za-qip-ti

(o 52) [...]-KU (means) vertical.

o 53 53

[x] KU in-neš-šu-u₂

(o 53) [...] ... they are confused; to confuse (is a synonym of) to trouble.

o 54 54

[e-šu]-u₂ da-la-ḫu

o 55 55

[x (x)]-šu₂ MUL-MEŠ

(o 55) [...] ... the stars.

o 56 56

[na-a]-ṣu ša-a-ṭu

(o 56) To despise (is a synonym of) to ignore.

o 57 57

[...] BI MES de-ḫu-u₂

(o 57) [...] depressed.

o 58 58

[saḫ-maš]-ti ṣal-ti

(o 58) Rebellion (is a synonym of) combat.

o 59 59

[e]-lu ša-qu-u₂

(o 59) Upper (is a synonym of) high.

Reverse
r 1 r 1

maḫ⸣-ru-u₂ a-lik pa-ni

(r 1) First (means) the leader.

r 2 2

[...] geGEME₂ a-mu-tu

(r 2) GEME₂ (means) status of female slave.

r 3 3

[e-de]-du ṣip-ru qar-nu

(r 3) To be pointed, (of) a point, horn.

r 4 4

[giš]GAZ!(MI) e-si-it-ti

(r 4) GIŠ.GAZ (means) pestle.

r 5 5

[UDU.SUG].as-laLUM im-me-ru

(r 5) UDU.SUG.LUM (to be read) asla (means) ram.

r 6 6

[BE] iz-bu ša-ap-pa-ar-tu₄ SI 15-šu₂ E₃

(r 6) If an anomaly - a protuberance emerges (on) its right horn.

r 7 7

ṣip-ru ṣa-pa-ru qar-nu

(r 7) Point, (from) to be pointed, (means) horn.


r 8 8

U₄.UL.DU₃.A u šu-ut KA ša₂ iz-bu ma--tu₂ GAR

(r 8) Commentary and oral tradition of (the Series: "If) an anomaly - a bump is located".4

r 9 9

KI.⸢ḪUL bi-ki-ti

(r 9) Mourning rites (means) weeping.

r 10 10

BE iz-bu IGI-MIN-šu₂ za-ar-ri-qa

(r 10) If an anomaly- its eyes are iridescent. Iridescent (is a synonym of) flashing eyes.

r 11 11

za⸣-ar-ri-qa bur-ru-qu

r 12 12

SU.GU₇ bu-bu-tu₄

(r 12) SU.GU₇ (means) famine.

r 13 13

ZAL uḫ-ḫu-ru

(r 13) ... (means) late; late (is a synonym of) delayed.

r 14 14

uḫ-ḫu-[ru] ka-a⸣-šu₂

r 15 15

muš-[ta-nu-u] [nak]-ri

(r 15) The hostile one (is a synonym of) enemy.

r 16 16

A [... DAB]bat

(r 16) ... [...] will seize

r 17 17

[... a-ḫu]-u₂

(r 17) [...] stranger

r 18 18

[... nak]-ru₃

(r 18) [...] enemy

r 19 19

[... ṣal]-ti

(r 19) [...] combat


r 20 20

U₄.UL.DU₃.A u šu-ut pi-i ša₂ iz-bu IGI-šu₂ 1-ma GAL?at

(r 20) Commentary and oral tradition of: "(If) an anomaly (has) 1 eye and it is big.


r 21 21

KA.MU bi-ki-ti

(r 21) KA.MU (means) to weep.

r 22 22

BAR pa-ra-su

(r 22) BAR (means) to cut off.

r 23 23

NUN ana lu₂KUR₂-šu₂ te-me-eq-qa-a-ti TUKU.TUKUši

(r 23) The prince will keep providing prayers against his enemy. Prayer (is a synonym of) supplication.

r 24 24

te-mi-qa ṣu-lu-u₂

r 25 25

IDIMka ana KUR lu₂KUR₂ ZAḪ₂it

(r 25) Your main army will escape to the enemy's land. ZAH₂ (means) to escape; ZAH₂ (also means) to flee.

r 26 26

ZAḪ₂ : na-bu-tu ZAḪ₂ : ḫa-la-qa

r 27 27

DUMU LUGAL ma-li-ku-ut AD-šu₂ DABbat

(r 27) The king's son will seize his father's rulership. Prince (is a synonym of) king.

r 28 28

ma-lik-ku šar-ri

r 29 29

suq-tu₄ kan-zu-zu

(r 29) suqtu (means) chin.


r 30 30

U₄.UL.DU₃.A u šu-ut pi-i ša₂ BE iz-bu

(r 30) Commentary and oral tradition of (the Series: "If) an anomaly - its right ear does not exist".

r 31 31

GEŠTU-<<MIN>> 15-šu₂ la₃ GAL₂ši


r 32 32

UR.GI₇ IDIM-MEŠ IDIM-MEŠ

(r 32) Dogs will go wild, (written with) IDIM-MEŠ

r 33 33

BE iz-bu KA-šu₂ GIM IZI nu-u₂-ru um-mu-[uq]

(r 33) If an anomaly- its mouth is ummuqu like a lamp's fire. ummuqu (means) small.

r 34 34

um-mu-uq i-ṣi

r 35 35

SU LAGAB su-ḫa-⸢ti

(r 35) ... (means) armpit.

r 36 36

-qa-ru-ur-tu₄ bur-⸢šik⸣-[tu₂]

(r 36) išqarrurtu (is a synonym of) buršiktu.

r 37 37

UR₅.UŠ₂ a-mu-⸢tu

(r 37) UR₅.UŠ₂ (means) omen.

r 38 38

im-šuk-ku ze-er-pu

(r 38) imšukku (is a synonym of) zerpu.

r 39 39

qa₂-di a-⸢di

(r 39) As far as (means) until;5 A.RA₂6 (means) advice; A.RA₂ (also means) decisions; A.RA₂ (also means) discernment.

r 40 40

A.RA₂ mil-⸢ki

r 41 41

A.RA₂ ṭe₃-e-⸢mu

r 42 42

A.RA₂ ta-šim-⸢ti

r 43 43

er-ru ŠUQ ŠU QU a-ba-⸢lu

(r 43) The intestines ... (means) to dry out.

r 44 44

ti-ru man-za-za pa-⸢ni

(r 44) Courtier7 (is synonym of) the one who is standing (at the) front.

r 45 45

AD.ḪAL pi-riš-ti

(r 45) AD.HAL (means) secret.

r 46 46

na-par⸣-qu₂-tu₂ na-bal-ku-ti

(r 46) To lie flat (means) to be displaced.


(colophon)
r 47 47

[U₄.UL].DU₃.A u šu-ut KA ša₂ BE iz-bu

(r 47) Commentary and oral tradition of (the series): "If an anomaly [...] ... is located on its forehead.

r 48 48

[...] x ina SAG.KI-šu₂ GARin


r 49 49

[...] šu₂-lu₄ ša₂-qu-u₂

(r 49) [...] to raise (is a synonym of) to become high.

r 50 50

[... bu]-⸢kur₂ mdINANAMUKAM ŠA₃.BAL.BAL mE₂.KURza-kir

(r 50) [...] son of Ištar-šum-ereš, descendant of Ekur-zakir, incantation priest. Hand of Ištar-šum-ereš, his son. He who reveres Anu, Enlil and Ea shall not take it (the tablet) away.

r 51 51

lu₂MAŠ.MAŠ ŠU? mdINANAMUKAM DUMU⸣-A.NI pa-liḫ d60 d50 u d40 la₃ TUM₃-šu₂

1SA₅.GAL₂ may be a clever writing for SAG.GAL here.

2 A word is probably missing here.

3 This last equation is nowhere else attested (similarly for those in obverse 49 , 50 , 52 and reverse 4 and 35).

4 A word is probably missing in this sentence.

5 "qadi " and "adi " may also refer to two different dialectal pronunciations.

6 A.RA is also a logogram of adi "until".

7 tīru is also a word for part of the intestines.


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