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  • Tiglath-pileser I 02

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  • Q005927
  • Tiglath-pileser I 02

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  • Middle Assyrian
  • Written ca. 1114-1076
  • Qalat Sherqat (Assur)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Tiglath-pileser I

Tiglath-pileser I 02

Obverse
11

[da-šur EN GAL muš-te-šìr kiš-šat DINGIR.MEŠ na-din GIŠ.GIDRU] ù a-ge-e mu-kín LUGAL-ti

(1) [God Aššur, great lord, who properly administers all the gods, grantor of scepter] and crown, sustainer of sovereignty; [god Enlil, lord] of the universe, [king] of all the A[nunnakū gods, father of the gods], lord of the lands; [god Sîn, ...], entrusted with the Tablet of Destinies, [...] lofty divine crescent; [god Šamaš, judge of heaven and underworld, who espies] the enemy's treachery, who exposes the wicked; [god Adad, hero, who storms over] hostile [regions], mountains, (and) seas; [god Ninu]rta, valiant one, slayer of criminal [and] foe, fulfiller of hearts’ desires; [goddess Ištar], foremost among the gods, [mistress of] tumult, who adorns battles;

22

[dEN.LÍL EN?] kiš-šu-ti [šar gi]-mir da-[nun-na-ki a-bu DINGIR].MEŠ dEN KUR.KUR

33

[d30 ...] pu-qu-du DUB-NAM.MEŠ-te [... ša]-qu-[ú] d.GUR₈

44

[dUTU DI.KUD AN KI-ti ḫa-a-iṭ] ṣa-al-pat a-a-[bi] mu-še-eb-ru ṣe-ni [dIŠKUR ur-ša-nu ra-ḫi-iṣ kib-rat] KÚR.MEŠ KUR.MEŠ AB.MEŠ-te

55

[dnin]-urta qar-du ša-giš lem-ni [u] a-a-bi [mu]-šem-ṣu-ú mal lìb-bi

66

[dINANNA] SAG-ti DINGIR.MEŠ [be-lit te-še]-e mu-šèr-ri-ḫat MURUB₄.MEŠ-te


77

[DINGIR.MEŠ GAL].MEŠ mu-ut-tab-bi-[lu-ut AN-e KI]-ti ša ti-bu-šu-nu GIŠ.LAL ù šá-áš-mu

(7) [Great gods], managers of [heaven and underworld], whose attack means conflict and strife, [who make great the sovereignty of Tiglath]-pileser, beloved prince, your select one, attentive shepherd, [whom] you chose [in the steadfastness of] your [hearts]; upon him you set the exalted crown, you grandly established him for sovereignty over the land of the god Enlil, to him you granted leadership (and) valor, [you] pronounced [forever his destiny of dominion as powerful] and (the destiny) of his priestly progeny for service in Eḫursagkurkurra;

88

[mu-šèr-bu-ú šar-ru-ut mGIŠ.tukul-ti]-IBILA-é-šár-ra NUN-e na-ra-me bi-bíl lìb-bi-ku-un

99

SIPA-ia na-a-du [ša i-na ke-e-ni lìb-bi-ku]-un tu-ta-a-šu a-ga-a [ṣi]-ra tu-up-pi-ra-šu a-na MAN-ut KUR dEN.LÍL GAL- tu-kín-na-šu a-ša-re-du-ta qar-du-ta ta-qi-ša-šu

1010

[ši-ma-at EN-ti-šu a-na kiš-šu-te] ù NUMUN SANGA-ti-šu a-na man-za-az é-ḫur-sag-kur-kur-ra [a-na da-riš taš]-qu-ra


1111

mGIŠ.tukul-ti-IBILA-é-[šár-ra LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL KIŠ la-a šá-na-an] MAN kúl-lat kib-rat 4-i MAN mal-ki.[MEŠ ...]

(11) Tiglath-pile[ser, strong king, unrivalled king of the universe], king of all the four quarters, king of all princes, [...], attentive purification priest, [to whom by command of the god Šamaš the holy scepter] was given and who [had] complete [authority over] the people, subjects [of the god Enlil, faithful] shepherd, whose name was called [over the princes], exalted bishop, [whose weapons the god Aššur has] sharpened and whose [name] he has pronounced eternally [for control of the four quarters], capturer [of distant districts to] borders above and [below, radiant day] whose brilliance overwhelms the regions, [splendid flame which covers the hostile land] like a rain [storm and], by the command of the god Enlil, [(having no rival) defeats the enemy of the god Aššur];

1212

i-šip-pu na--[du šá i-na si-qir dUTU GIŠ.GIDRU -tu] na-ad-na-ta-šúm-ma UN.MEŠ bu-ʾu-[lat dEN.LÍL ul-taš-pi-ru]

1313

gi-mir-ta SIPA-iu [ke-e-nu UGU ma-li]-ki -bu-ú šà-tam-mu ṣi-ru [ša da-šur GIŠ.TUKUL.MEŠ-šu]

1414

[ú]-ša-ʾì(ḪI)-lu-ma [a-na mu-ʾu-ru-ut kib-rat 4-i MU]-šu a-na da-riš -qu-ru ṣa-bit [pu-lu-gi -su-te]

1515

[ša] ZAG.ZAG e-liš ù [šap-liš u₄-mu -par₅-du-ú ša me]-lam-mu-šu UB.MEŠ ú-[saḫ]-ḫa-pu [nab-lu šur-ru-ḫu]

1616

[ša ki]-ma ti-iq [ri-iḫ-ṣi a-na KUR nu-kúr-te šuz*-nu-nu-ma] i-na si-qir dEN.LÍL [...]


1717

[... da]-šur A mu-[ták-kil-dnusku ...]

(17) [Son of Aššur-rēša-iši (I), king of the universe, king of Ass]yria, son of Mu[takkil-Nusku who was also king of the universe and king of Assyria]:


1818

[...] a-bi-ia i-na GIŠ.tukul-ti da-šur EN-ia 12 LIM ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ KUR.muš-ki.MEŠ DAGAL.MEŠ

(18) [...] my father, with the support of the god Aššur, my lord, [I defeated] 12,000 troops of the extensive Mušku. [The remaining] troops I uprooted (and) brought down into my land. (Thus) I became lord of [the entire land of the Mušku] (and) added (it) to the borders of my land.

1919

[ak-šud (...) si-te-et ERIM].MEŠ-te-šu-nu as-su-ḫa a-na -reb KUR-ti-ia ú-še-ri-da

2020

[... a]-pél a-na mi-ṣir KUR-ti-ia ú-te-er


2121

[... la-a ma]-gi-ri ú-šék-niš 4 LIM KUR.ú-ru-ma-a-ia.MEŠ

(21) I subdued [the rebellious and] insubmissive [Šubaru]. I took 4,000 Urumu (and) Abešlu, [insubmissive] troops of Ḫatti, (and) regarded them as people of my [land].

2222

KUR.a---la-a-ia.MEŠ ERIM.MEŠ KUR.ḫa-te-e [la-a ka-ni-še] al-qa-a a-na UN.MEŠ [KUR-ti]-ia am-nu


2323

KUR.lu-lu-mi-i a-na si-ḫír-ti-ša ak-šud 25 DINGIR.MEŠ-ni-šu-nu [ana ...]

(23) I conquered the entire land of the Lullumu. I gave 25 of their gods [to the deities Ninlil, Anu, Adad, and the Assyrian Ištar], the gods of my city Aššur and the goddesses of my land. I gave [their] property to the god Adad, my lord.

2424

[diš₈-tár -šu-ri]-te DINGIR.MEŠ-ni ša URU-ia da-šur ù dINANNA.MEŠ ša KUR-ti-ia a-qiš NÍG.GA-[šu-nu] a-na dIŠKUR EN-ia áš-ru-uk


2525

[i-na GIŠ.tukul-ti da-šur] EN-ia KUR.KUR na-i-ri DAGAL.MEŠ -tu KUR.tum₄-me a-di KUR.da-ie-e-ni

(25) [With the support of the god Aššur], my lord, I conquered the extensive lands Nairi from the land Tummu to the land Daiēnu and the Upper Sea [in the west]. I subdued 30 of their kings. Like oxen I attached to their noses ropes (and) took them to my city [Aššur]. I took [hostages from them]. I imposed upon them tribute and impost.

2626

ù A.AB.BA-e-le-ni-te [ša SILIM-mu dšam-ši? ak]-šud 30 LUGAL.MEŠ-ni-šu-nu a-na GÌR.[MEŠ]-ia ú-šék-niš i-na ap-pi-šu-nu

2727

ki-ma GU₄ ṣer-re-ta at-ta-di a-na URU-ia [da-šur] al-qa-šu-nu li-[ṭi-šu-nu] aṣ-bat GUN ù ta-mar-ta UGU-šu-nu ú-kín


2828

[aḫ-la-mi-i-KUR.ar-ma-a-ia].MEŠ -tu tar-[ṣi KUR.su-ḫi] a-di URU.kar-ga-miš ša KUR.ḫa-at-te i-na 1 u₄-me aḫ-bu-ut EGIR-šu-nu i-na GIŠ..MEŠ

(28) I plundered [the Aḫlamû-Arameans] from the edge [of the land Sūḫu] to the city Carchemish of the land Ḫatti in a single day. I crossed the Euphrates after them in rafts (made of inflated) goatskins. I conquered six of [their] cities [at the foot of Mount] Bešri. I brought their booty, possessions, and goods to my city Aššur.

2929

[ša] KUŠ.DUḪ.ŠI.A ÍD.pu-rat-ta e-bir 6 URU.MEŠ-ni-[šu-nu ša GÌR.II KUR.]--ri ak-šud šal-la-su-nu bu-ša-šu-nu ù mar-ši-su-nu a-na URU-ia da-šur ub-la


3030

[... KUR.qu-ma]-ni-i a-di KUR.-eḫ-ri ak-šud URU.ḫu-nu-sa

(30) [... the Qumān]u as far as the land Meḫru I conquered. I overwhelmed the city Ḫunusu, [their fortified city], turned (it) into a ruin hill, and strewed ṣīpu-stones over it. [...] their great royal [city] like a flood [passed through] (and) turned (it) into a ruin hill. When the goddess Ištar [...] to my city [Aššur ...] the Kirmau who relied upon force and violence [(...) with ...] and siege engines I conquered it. 2,000 of their captives [...] them. 20,000 troops of the [extensive] Qum[ānu, which I had defeated, I uprooted] (and) brought down [into] my land, above and below.

3131

[... áš]-ḫu-up a-na DU₆ ù kar-mi ú-ter ù NA₄.MEŠ ṣi-pa i-na muḫ-ḫi-šu az-[ru]

3232

[... URU] MAN-ti-šu-nu GAL-a a-bu-bi- [a-ba-ʾa] a-na DU₆ ù kar-me ú-ter-ru? i-nu-a dINANNA ta-[...]

3333

[...] x a-na URU-ia d[a-šur ...] KIR-ma-ú ša a-na ši-ip-ṣi ù da-na-ni it-ka-[lu]

3434

[(...) i-na ...] ù -pe-še ak-šu-su 2 LIM šal-la-su-[nu]

3535

[...]-x-ik-šu-nu-ti 20 LIM ERIM.ḪI.A.MEŠ KUR.qu-ma-[ni-i]

3636

[... as-su-ḫa a-na -reb] KUR-ti-ia e-liš ù šap-liš ú-še-[ri-da]


3737

[...]-a GUN? [...]

Lacuna
1'1'

[...] x [...]

(1') No translation warranted.


2'2'

[...] tu da? [...]

3'3'

[...]-nu at-tal-la-ku? [...] x a x [...]

4'4'

[...] la-a x [...] x x x 40 GIŠ.x [...]


5'5'

[... -tu e-ber-ta-an] ÍD.za-be-šu-pa-li-i a-di e-[ber-ta]-an? ÍD.pu-rat-te

(5') [Altogether I conquered ... from the other side of] the Lower Zab to the other [side] of the Euphrates, [the Hittites, and the Upper Sea in] the west in [my] ten regnal years. [I subdued them to one authority], took [hostages from] them, (and) imposed upon [them] tribute and impost. [To Assyria I] added [land and to its people I] added [people]. I provided [them] with a secure abode.

6'6'

[KUR.ḫa-at-te u A.AB.BA-e-le-ni-te ša] SILIM-mu dšam-ši i-na 10 BALA.MEŠ-[ia] qa-ti [lu ik-šud]

7'7'

[pa-a 1-en ú-še--kin-šu-nu-ti li-ṭi]-šu-nu aṣ-bat GUN ù ta-mar-ta UGU-[šu-nu] ú?-kín

8'8'

[UGU KUR -šur ma-a-ta UGU UN.MEŠ-ša UN.MEŠ lu ú-rad]-di šub-ta -eḫ-ta ú-še-ši-ib-[šu-nu-ti]


9'9'

[...] x É diš₈-tár [...]

(9') [...] the temple of the goddess Ištar

Lacuna
1''1''

[...] x x mi x [...]

(1'') [... I deposited my clay] and monumental inscriptions.

2''2''

[...] x-sa-a-tu x [...]

3''3''

[...] ma-ḫa-ra ul x [...]

4''4''

[...] x ù NA₄.NA..A.MEŠ-ia [...]


5''5''

[...] É.GAL-lum ši-i É ṣir-te? [...]-ša ú-šal-ba-ru-ma

(5'') [In the future, in days to come, may a later prince, when] this palace, the exalted house, its [...] becomes old and [dilapidated], restore [its weakened (portions)]. May he see my clay and monumental inscriptions, [read about the might] of my dominion which the gods Aššur [and] Ninurta gave to me, [may he anoint them with oil], make sacrifices (and) return (them) to their places. [His name let him write with mine. (Then) like me] may [the gods Aššur and Ninurta] properly guide him [in joy] (and) success.

6''6''

[e-na-ḫu NUN EGIR-ú an-ḫu-su lu]-ud-diš NA₄.NA..A.MEŠ-ia ù [te]-me-ni-ia li-mur-ma

7''7''

[...] x EN-ti-ia ša? da-šur [u] dnin-urta a-na ši-rík-te

8''8''

[... UDU].SISKUR liq-qi a-na áš-ri-šu-nu lu ú-te-er

9''9''

[... ina ṭu-ub lib]-bi ù ka-šad er-nin-te DÙG.GA- li-it-tar-ru-šu


10''10''

[... md]nin-urta-SUM-IBILA SUKKAL-ma <<GAL>> GAL-e

(10'') [Month of ..., ...th day, eponymy of ..., grand vizier, son of] Ninurta-nādin-apli, (who was) also grand vizier.


Based on A. Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC I (1114-859 BC) (RIMA 2), Toronto, 1991. Adapted by Jamie Novotny (2015-16) and lemmatized and updated by Nathan Morello (2016-17) for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-funded OIMEA Project at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/riao/Q005927/.