• Nebuchadnezzar I 06


  • Q006246
  • Nebuchadnezzar I 06



  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 1125-1104
  • Nineveh
  • Royal Inscription
  • Nebuchadnezzar I

Nebuchadnezzar I 06 [via RIBO/BABYLON2]

o 1'1'

[...] x x x [...] x x x x KUR x (x)

(o 1') [...] ... [...] ...

o 2'2'

[(x) dza-ba₄-ba₄]-⸢MU⸣-SUM.NA LUGAL iṭ-⸢ru⸣-da BALA-šú i-kiš

(o 2') He (Šutruk-nanḫundi) drove away the king [Zababa]-šuma-iddina (and) did away with his reign.

o 3'3'

[x x x (x)]-ŠI ku-dúr-na-an-ḫu-un-di bu-uk-ra-šu

(o 3') [...] his son Kudur-nanḫundi.

o 4'4'

[x x (x) ša] ina? UGU AD.MEŠ-šú ár-na-<šu> šu-tu-ru šur-bu-u ḫi-ṭu-šú kab-tu

(o 4') [This king, whose] offence exceeded those of his (fore)fathers (and) [whose] grievous crime was greater than (theirs), plotted [ev]il against the land of Akkad (and) fabricated evil reports.

o 5'5'

[(x) lem-]-⸢e⸣-ti ú-kap-pi-da ana KUR-URI.KI ib-ta-ni te-ki-tu

o 6'6'

[x x (x)] x dBAD-MU-⸢ŠEŠ LUGAL pa-na maḫ-ri-ia

(o 6') [...] Enlil-nādin-aḫi, a king who preceded me, [who ...] established enmity [...] (and) spoke of ... [...] and he (Kudur-nanḫundi) over[whelmed] all the people of the land of Akkad like a flood.

o 7'7'

[ša? x x x] nu-kur-ti -ku-nu ḫa-lu-gi i-ta-mu-<u>

o 8'8'

[x x x x]-⸢ma UN.MEŠ KUR-URI.KI kul-lat-si-na a-bu-biš is-pu⸣-[un]

o 9'9'

[(x) ma-ḫa]-⸢zi ṣi-ru-ti na-gab-šú-nu ú-še-me [kar-miš (...)]

(o 9') He turned all their august [cult ce]nters [into ruins].

o 10'10'

[dAMAR.UTU] EN? ra-⸢ba⸣-a id-de-ki ina šu-bat [...]

(o 10') He made [the god Marduk], the great [lo]rd, rise from [his ...] seat.

o 11'11'

[x x x x x KUR]-šu-me-ri u URI.KI -⸢lu?⸣-[la x x x]

(o 11') He took [to Elam] as booty [the ...] of Sumer and Akkad.

o 12'12'

[x x x x] dBAD-MU-ŠEŠ i-⸢bu⸣-[ka x x x]

(o 12') [...] he led Enlil-nādin-aḫi [away to Elam, ... h]im, (and) did away with [his] reign.

o 13'13'

[...]-su? uk-ki-šá BALA-[šú]

o 14'14'

[x x x (x)] la nab-nit ba-bi-⸢li ge-re-e [x x x]

(o 14') [...] not a native of Babylon, (but rather) a foe [...]

o 15'15'

[x x x x] x-šú x [...] x [...]

(o 15') [...] his [...]

o 16'16'

[...] x en--ti x [...]

(o 16') [...] (divine) punishment [...]

o 17'17'

[...] x x (x) [...]

(o 17') [...] ... [... ]

o 18'18'

[...] x [...]

(o 18') [...]

Lacuna of approximately three lines
r 11

[...] (x) x [...]

(r 1) [...] ... [...]

r 22

[...]-mu?⸣-ú-⸢ni [...]

(r 2) [...] ... [...]

r 33

[... gi]-⸢tal⸣-lu- im-qu-tu iṣ-⸢ṣa⸣-bat KUR-⸢e? (x)

(r 3) [... who was] terror-stricken, took to the mountains.

r 44

[...] x EGIR ú-dal-li-ba .KÚR-⸢šú?

(r 4) [...] ... harassed his enemy.

r 55

[x x x (x)] x-⸢šu? iṭ-ṭu-lu -te---ú di-in dAMAR⸣.[UTU]

(r 5) They observed [the omens concerning] him (and) sought the judgment of the god Ma[rduk].

r 66

[x (x) mar?]-⸢ṣi?⸣- dal-piš -šu-ši- a-ta-me-⸢ma

(r 6) [... worr]ied, harassed, (and) perturbed, I said (to myself):

r 77

[x x (x)] x-ia šá ina e-lam-ti -šu-bu lu-mut u₄-ma-ma

(r 7) [Unlike] my [predecessor] who flourished in Elam, let me die this very day! [...] (from) battle with him, let me not turn back!”

r 88

[x x x] x-ma -šú a-a a-tur a-na ar-ki-ia

r 99

[x x (x)] KI si-ta-at UN.MEŠ ina SAG uq--e ú--šu-ma

(r 9) [... wi]th the remainder of (my) people I waited for him at the head of the Uqnû (River) and [did not tu]rn (back).

r 1010

[ul? a-tu?]-⸢ram⸣-ma ki-i la lìb-bi DINGIR.MEŠ dèr-ra gaš-⸢ri DINGIR.MEŠ

(r 10b) Against the will of the gods, the god Erra, (most) powerful of the gods, smote my [war]riors.

r 1111

[qu]-⸢ra?⸣-di-ia ú-nap-pi-iṣ

r 1212

[...] x mu-un-ni-šu i-bir ṣi-in-di-ia

(r 12) The enfeebling [...] bound my team (of horses).

r 1313

[(x) x] x x x mu-ur-ni-is--ia ina-ár kàt-til-lu

(r 13) [...] ... the kattillu-demon was killing my thoroughbred horses.

r 1414

[(x) a]-dur-ma mu- ana ul a-ir a-tu-ra ar-kiš

(r 14) [I] was afraid of death. I did not advance into battle (but rather) turned back.

r 1515

[x x] kab-ta⸣-ma ana URU.KAR-BÀD-a-pil-d30 at-ta-šab šu-ḫar-riš

(r 15) [...] were heavy and I sat benumbed at the town Kār-Dūr-Apil-Sîn.

r 1616

[...] x x-ma e-la-mu-ú pa-nu--šú at-ta-ṣi

(r 16) The Elamite [advanced] and I withdrew before him.

r 1717

[x x x x ina] ma-a-a-li šá ni-is-sa-ti ta--ḫi

(r 17) [I lay on] a bed of depression (and) sighs, (praying):

r 1818

[...] x ʾ?-in?⸣-ni-ma pa-nu--šú a-tak-ZU

(r 18) [...] me that I ... before him!

r 1919

[...] x-⸢ia? la tu-paṭ-ṭa-ra rík-sat* .MEŠ

(r 19) [...] do not release the bonds of the gates!

r 2020

[...] x nak-ra-šu li-ter-ba

(r 20) [...] may his enemy enter!

r 2121

[...] x šá-di-du lem--e-ti

(r 21) [...] one who endures evil.

r 2222

[...] ina -qar šap-ti-ia

(r 22) [...] by the word(s) of my lips.

r 2323

[...]-ta?⸣-am-ma li-nu-uḫ lìb-bi dBAD

(r 23) [...] ... and may the heart of the god Enlil be appeased!

r 2424

[...] kab⸣-ta-tuš liš-tap-šiḫ

(r 24) [...] may his emotions be soothed!”

r 2525

[...] saḫ?⸣-maš-ti

(r 25) [...] turmoil

r 2626

[...] ta?⸣-me-⸢ia? (x)

(r 26) [...] ...


Based on Grant Frame, Rulers of Babylonia: From the Second Dynasty of Isin to the End of Assyrian Domination (1157-612 BC) (RIMB 2; Toronto, 1995). Digitized, lemmatized, and updated by Alexa Bartelmus, 2015-16, for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), a corpus-building initiative funded by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East) and based 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