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  • SpTU 2, 045

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  • Seleucid
  • Uruk
  • Omen
  • SB Barutu Šumma Padanu 8 commentary
  • Liver omens, known parallels

Bibliography

  • Frahm 2011, 29, 177, 183, 294

SpTU 2, 045 [SB Barutu Šumma Padanu 8 commentary]

Obverse
oo NaN  (start of obverse missing)
o 1'o 1'

[...] x x ⸢2.30⸣ gišTUKUL IZI.GAR x MA DU₈? NI

(o 1') [...] ... on the left a Weapon is an ambiguous omen .....


o 2'2'

[...]-ma ZE₂ [...] GAZ⸣-an-ni ša₂ iq-bu-u₂ 2 gišTUKUL ina 15 re-diš GAR-MEŠ-ma

(o 2') [...] and follows the gall bladder: [...] will kill me. Of which they say, "2 Weapons are located in succession on the right and they face leftwards." When they say (this), this is its drawing.

o 3'3'

2.30 IGI-MEŠ GIM iq-bu-u₂ an-ni-tu₄ GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

o 4'4'

[...] MU-NI gišTUKUL ku-tal gišTUKUL IGI ZIib ḫat-tu₄ ZIib bar-tu₄ ZIib KUR₂ ḫat-ta ŠUBta GIM MIN<(iq-bu-u₂)> an-ni-tu₄ GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(o 4') [...] its [...] line is: a Weapon faces the rear of (another) Weapon: attack of terror, attack of rebellion, attack of the enemy, terror (and) downfall. When ditto (they say (this), this is its drawing).


o 5'5'

BE gišTUKUL 2.30 2-ma ZE₂ -MEŠ lu₂KUR₂ KUR BAL-su-ma GAZ-MEŠ-šu₂ 2 gišTUKUL ina 2.30 re-diš GAR-MEŠ-ma 15 IGI-MEŠ

(o 5') If there are 2 Weapons on the left and they follow the gall bladder: the land will revolt against the enemy and they will kill him. (Alternatively,) 2 Weapons are located in succession on the left and they face rightwards.

o 6'6'

BE MANu₂ MU-NI gišTUKUL IZI.GAR 2-ma re-diš GAR-MEŠ ul-lu-uṣ lib₃-bi ša₂ KUR₂ : : : an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(o 6') If its second line is: there are 2 Weapons - ambiguous omens - and they are located in succession: making the enemy's heart rejoice. This is its drawing.


o 7'7'

BE gišTUKUL 15 ina UGU-šu₂ gišTUKUL MAN-ma GARin gišTUKUL UGU gišTUKUL GAR-<<MEŠ>>-ma an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(o 7') If a Weapon is on the right (and) another Weapon is located on top of it. (Alternatively), a Weapon is located on a(nother) Weapon: this is its drawing.

diagram 1 = two Weapon-marks pointing right
o 8'8'

2 gišTUKUL ina 15 GAR-MEŠ-ma gišTUKUL UGU gišTUKUL i-rak-kab MANu₂ MU-NI gišTUKUL ina UGU-šu₂ gišTUKUL MAN-ma GAR ILLAT : : : TE-am ši-bu-ut iz-bi 1

(o 8') 2 Weapons are located on the right and (one) Weapon lies on the (other) Weapon. Its second line: a Weapon - another Weapon is located on top of it: reinforcements : : : will approach; old age2 of misbirths.

o 9'9'

3šu₂ MU-NI gišTUKUL 15 2-ma rit-ku-bu gišTUKUL dLAMMA NUN

(o 9') Its third line: there are two Weapons on the right and they are superimposed: weapon of the prince's lamassu-deity.


o 10'10'

BE gišTUKUL 2.30 ina UGU-šu₂ MAN-ma GAR dLAMMA LU₂ ana! MAN!(-)ma NIGINur₂ 2 gišTUKUL-MEŠ ina 2.30 GAR-MEŠ gišTUKUL UGU gišTUKUL U₅-ma 15 IGI-MEŠ an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(o 10') If a Weapon is on the left (and) another one is located on top of it: the man's lamassu-deity will turn to another (man). (Alternatively), 2 Weapons are located on the left (and one) Weapon lies on (the other) Weapon: this is its drawing.

diagram 2 = two Weapon-marks pointing left
o 11'11'

MANu₂ MU-NI gišTUKUL 2.30 ina ŠA₃-šu₂ gišTUKUL MAN-ma GAR ina IGI MU TU₁₅ lem-nu ZI-am gišTUKUL IZI.GAR 2-ma rit-ku-bu EREN₂ KUR₂ ina DUGUD-šu₂ ŠUBut

(o 11') The second line: a Weapon is on the left (and) another Weapon is located inside it: in the spring an evil wind will arise. 2 Weapons - ambiguous omens - are superimposed: the enemy's army will fall from power.


diagram 3 = 2 Weapon-marks
o 12'12'

BE gišTUKUL 15 ina ŠA₃-šu₂ gišTUKUL MAN-ma GAR-ma AN.TA IGI ILLAT BAL-an-ni gišTUKUL ina 15 GAR-ma 15 IGI MANu₂ ina UGU-šu₂ GAR-ma AN.TA IGI

(o 12') If a Weapon is on the right (and) another Weapon is located inside it and it faces upwards: the reinforcements will revolt against me. (Alternatively), a Weapon is located on the right and faces right, (and) another one is located on top of it and faces upwards.


o 13'13'

BE gišTUKUL 15 ina pa-pa-an ŠA₃-šu₂ gišTUKUL MAN-ma GAR ša₂ il-la la MU KUR₂ i-dak ša₂ 2 KI.TAnu gišTUKUL 15 GAR <...> KI.TA IGI-MEŠ

(o 13') If a Weapon is on the right (and) another Weapon is located in its belly: the enemy will kill whoever arises, without number. Of the 2 below, a Weapon is located on the right (and) they face downwards.3

diagram 4 = two Weapon-marks in the shape of a cross
o 14'14'

gišTUKUL 2.30 GAR-ma AN.TA u UGU-šu₂ KI.TAnu gišTUKUL 15 te-mir-ma SUḪUŠ-su i-na-ṭal <...> sar-ru-ti-ia

(o 14') A Weapon is located on the left and upwards or above it downwards a Weapon is buried rightwards and faces its base: of treachery against me.4

o 15'15'

ša₂ ina ḫi-il-la-ti TI-MEŠ-ni KUR₂ i-dak GIM MIN<(iq-bu-u₂)> an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(o 15') The enemy will kill whoever is accepted in (my) band (of soldiers)?. When ditto (they say (this)), this is its drawing.

o 16'16'

[...] sip⸣-pi₂ 15 ME!(DIŠ)NI gišTUKUL GAR-ma IGI-MEŠ-šu₂ DAGAL-MEŠ-ma SAL.LA IGI-MEŠ-ma ina ŠA₃-šu₂ gišTUKUL NIGIN DUMU LUGAL .TE-šu₂ DABbat ša₂ MIN

(o 16') A Weapon is located [...] right edge of the Palace Gate, and its face is wide and faces the thin part (of the Palace Gate) and inside it the Weapon is surrounded: the king's son will seize his (the king's) throne. Of ditto.

Bottom
b.e. 1b.e. 1

[...] x ša₂ sip-pi₂ 15 ME!(DIŠ)NI šap-liš-ma i-na-aṭ-ṭal

(b.e. 1) [...] ... of the right edge of the Palace Gate (and) faces downwards.

Reverse
rdiagram 5 = Weapon-mark pointing right
r 11

gišTUKUL 15 2-ma SAG-su-nu 1-ma dMAŠ.TAB.BA A₂ EREN₂ KUR₂ DU-MEŠ-ma KUR₂ GAZ-an-ni an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(r 1) There are 2 Weapons on the right and their head is 1: the divine Twins will go next to the enemy's army and the enemy will kill me: this is its drawing.


r 22

BE giš<TUKUL> 15 2-ma rit-ku-bu SAG-su-nu AN.TA IGI-MEŠ TILit BALe KUR₂ ina KI.TUŠ-ia₅ GAZ-an-ni

(r 2) If there are 2 Weapons on the right and they are superimposed (and) their heads face upwards: termination of the reign. The enemy will kill me in my dwelling.

diagram 6 = two Weapon-marks pointing upwards
r 33

2 gišTUKUL ina 15 GAR-MEŠ-ma gišTUKUL UGU gišTUKUL U₅-ma AN.TA IGI-MEŠ an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(r 3) 2 Weapons are located on the right and (one) Weapon lies on the (other) Weapon and they face upwards: this is its drawing.

r 44

BE MANu₂ MU-NI gišTUKUL 15 ina bu-de-e gišTUKUL MAN-ma GARin-ma AN.TA IGI-MEŠ

(r 4) If the second line is: a Weapon on the right is located on the shoulders of another Weapon and they face upwards.


r 55

BE gišTUKUL 15 2-ma rit-ku-bu SAG-su-nu KI.TA IGI-MEŠ KUR₂ ina KI.TUŠ-šu₂ GAZ-šu₂ 2 gišTUKUL ina 15 GAR-ma gišTUKUL

(r 5) If there are 2 Weapons on the right and they are superimposed, their heads face downwards: the enemy in his dwelling - I will kill him. 2 Weapons are located on the right and (one) Weapon lies on the (other) Weapon and they face downwards: this is its drawing.

diagram 7 = two Weapon-marks pointing downwards
r 66

UGU gišTUKUL i-rak-kab-ma KI.TA IGI-MEŠ an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂


r 77

BE gišTUKUL 2-ma ana ME.NI IGI u ina UGU-šu₂ gišTUKUL MAN-ma GAR-ma AN.TA IGI up-ša₂-še-e NUN DU₃ MAN-ma KU₄eb

(r 7) If there are 2 Weapons and they face the Palace Gate and another Weapon is located on top of them and it faces upwards: the prince will perform magical procedures (but) will let another enter (the palace as king).

diagram 8 = Weapon-marks on Palace Gate
r 88

2 gišTUKUL gišTUKUL suḫ-ḫu-ru-tu ša₂ a-ḫa-miš rak-bu-ma KI.TA 15 AN.TA GUB₃!(NUN) <<AN.TA>> IGI an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(r 8) There are 2 Weapons, curved Weapons that are lying on each other and they face downwards on the right and upwards on the left: this is its drawing.


r 99

BE gišTUKUL 3-ma i-ri-a GAR-MEŠ ina KI KUR₂ ID₂ te-ber A-MEŠ-šu₂ la₃ NAG gišGIŠIMMAR DIBiq-ši ri-ta-šu₂ la ta-ḫaṣ-ṣab

(r 9) If there are 3 Weapons and they are located side by side: you will cross the river in the enemy's territory. Do not drink its water. Pass by the date palm (but) do not break off its branches.

r 1010

[...] ri-ta ša₂ ta-ḫa-ṣa-bu EREN₂-ka ŠUBut 3 gišTUKUL ina 15 GAR-MEŠ 2.30 IGI-MEŠ GIM DU₁₁.GAu₂ an-ni-ti GIŠ.ḪUR-šu₂

(r 10) [...] the branches that you break: your army will fall. 3 Weapons are located on the right (and) they face leftwards. When they say (this): this is its drawing.

r 1111

[...] ⸢2-ma 3-ma 2.30 IGI-MEŠ EREN₂ KUR₂ ina da-ṣa-a-ti DINGIR DUka!(.NE)-ma GAZ-šu₂ SIG?

(r 11) [...] are 2 (or) 3 and they look leftwards: the enemy's army will come (here) by divine treachery and I will kill it. He will become weak.

r 1212

[... ṣe]-⸢lu⸣-u₂ sar-ra-a-tu₄ EREN₂ KUR₂ DINGIR-MEŠ-šu₂ ina da-ṣa-a-tu₄ i-ṣe-lu-ši-ma DUka!(.NE)-ma GAZ-šu₂

(r 12) [...] insulted (by) lies. The enemy's army -- its gods will betray it treacherously and it will come and I will defeat it.


r 1313

[... a-li]-⸢ku su-le-e DUMU-MEŠ mam-ma-na-ma

(r 13) [...] those who go in the street, somebody's sons

r 1414

[... gišTUKUL]-⸢MEŠ a-ri-du-tu₄ re-du-u₂

(r 14) [...] accompanied by [...] perpendicular Weapons

r 1515

[... i]-⸢re⸣-du-ma GAZ-šu₂ GIM MIN

(r 15) [...] they will follow and kill him. Like ditto.

r 1616

[...] x IGI-MEŠ GABA.RI

(r 16) [...] they face .... A copy

r 1717

[...] x ZE₂

(r 17) [...] ... gall bladder

r 1818

[...] x-ma

(r 18) [...] ... and

(rest of reverse missing)

1šībūt may be a mis-spelling of šībit "grey hair"

2 Or : "grey hair" ?

3 Something is probably missing from this sentence.

4 At least one word is missing form this sentence.


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