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  • Simbar-Šipak 1

Numbers

  • Q006279
  • Simbar-Šipak 1

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  • Neo-Babylonian
  • Written ca. 1025-1008
  • Babylonia
  • Royal Inscription
  • Simbar-Šipak

Simbar-Šipak 1

Obverse
11

a-na dEN.LÍL EN šur-bi-i šá--i LUGAL gim-⸢ri

(1) For the god Enlil, supreme lord, exalted, king of the universe, august leader, sovereign of heaven and netherworld, who decides the fates, venerable, splendid, whose rulership cannot be equaled among all the gods, king of the gods, lord of the whole expanse of the heavens, at whose utterance all the Igīgū gods moan in fear and at the giving of whose order(s) all the Anunnakū gods shake like reeds, lord of Ekur and Nippur, who dwells in Ekurigigal, his lord:

22

MAS.-ú ṣi-i-ri e-tel AN-e u KI-tim mu-šim NAM.MEŠ

33

kab-ti šit-ra-ḫu šá i-na gim⸣-ri DINGIR.MEŠ la -šá-an-na-nu EN-us-su

44

LUGAL DINGIR.MEŠ EN se-ḫi-ip šá⸣-ma-mi šá a-na ṣi-it KA-šú dí-- kul-lat-su-nu i-nu-qu pal-ḫiš

55

ù a-na na-da-nu ur-⸢ti⸣-šú da-nun-na-ki kiš-šat-su-nu i-šu-bu a-⸢pi⸣-šam

66

EN é-kur u NIBRU.KI a-šib é-kur-igi-gál EN-šú

77

msim-bar-dši-i-pak LUGAL mi-šá-ru re-e-šú šaḫ-ṭi

(7) Simbar-Šipak, just king, (his) respectful servant, who administers correctly the rites of the gods Anu and Dagan (and) duly performs their cultic rites,

88

muš-te-šìr al-ka-ka-a-ti da-nim ù dda-gan mu-šal-li-mu me-si-šú-un

99

GIŠ.GU.ZA dEN.LÍL šá é-kur-igi-gál šá mdAG-NÍG.DU-ÙRU LUGAL maḫ-ri i-pu-

(9) (With regard to) the throne of the god Enlil in Ekurigigal which Nebuchadnezzar (I), a previous king, had made during the reign of Adad-apla-iddina, king of Babylon, hostile Arameans and Sutians, enemies of Ekur and Nippur, who desecrated Duranki, upset in Sippar the ancient city (and) abode of the great judge of the gods their cultic rites, plundered the land of Sumer and Akkad, (and) overthrew all the temples.

1010

i-na BALA-e mdIŠKUR-IBILA-MU LUGAL TIN.TIR.KI .KÚR a-ra-mu ù su-tu-ú

1111

a-a-bi é-kur ù NIBRU.KI mu-šal-pít dur-an-ki

1212

šá ZIMBIR.KI URU ṣa-a-ti šu-bat DI.KUD.GAL.LA DINGIR.MEŠ ú-šaḫ-bit me-si-šú-un

1313

-lul-ú-ma KUR-šu-me-ri u ak-ka-di-i ú-šam--tu gi-mir É.KUR.MEŠ

1414

bu-šá-a NÍG.GA dEN.LÍL šá a-ra-mu it-ba-lu-ma i-ki-⸢mu su-bar-ti

(14) The goods (and) property of the god Enlil which the Arameans had carried off and (which) the Subartu had (subsequently) taken (from them), at the command of the god Enlil exalted ruler of the gods, lord of lords the god Marduk king of the universe, who has the power to make (a region) desolate and to resettle (it) (and) the god Utulu terror of (his) enemies, slayer of (his) foes an Assyrian recognized the goods (and) property of the god Enlil and brought (them) into Baltil (Aššur). It returned from Baltil to i[ts] place in Duranki.

1515

ina -bit dEN.LÍL ma-lik DINGIR.MEŠ šá--i EN EN.EN

1616

dAMAR.UTU LUGAL gim-ri šá šu-ud-du-ú ù šu-šu-⸢bu ba-šu-ú KI-šú

1717

dut-u₁₈-lu ḫur-ba-šú a-a-bi sa-ʾ-i⸣-di ga-re-⸢e

1818

bu-šá-a NÍG.GA dEN.LÍL -šur.KI-ú i-du-ú-ma ú-še-ri-ib -reb bal-til.[KI]

1919

ul-tu -reb bal-til.KI a-na dur-an-ki i-tu-ru áš-ru--⸢šú?

2020

msim-bar-dši-i-pak GÌR.NÍTA dEN.LÍL it-pe-šú na-ram d[x]

(20) Simbar-Šipak, viceroy for the god Enlil, wise, beloved of the god [...], reverent shepherd, who is assiduous toward the sanctuaries of the god Enlil, the knowledgeable one, was exceedingly concerned about the renovation of Ekur and Nippur.

2121

re-ʾu pal-ḫu šá áš-rat dEN.LÍL ši-te-⸢⸣-a mu-du-[ú]

2222

a-na ud-du- é-kur ù NIBRU.KI ik-kud it-⸢ta⸣-ʾ-id [x]

2323

GIŠ.GU.ZA GIŠ.MES GIŠ da-ru-ú šá iḫ-zi-šú ṣa-ri-ri-um-ma šu-tu-ru nab-nit-[su]

(23) He had constructed and set [up] a throne (made) of mēsu-wood the durable wood whose mountings were made of ṣāriru-gold and [whose] form was extra large, (in sum, a throne) suitable for his (Enlil’s) august position as supreme god.

2424

a-na si-ma-a-ti dEN.LÍL-ú-ti-šú ṣir-ti ú-še-piš-ma -[kun]

2525

a-na šat-ti dAMAR.UTU EN GAL-ú dEN.LÍL DINGIR.MEŠ šur?-bu?⸣-[ú?]

(25) On account of this, when the god Marduk the great lord, Enlil of the gods, s[up]r[eme] (deity) sits upon this throne, may the fate of Simbar-Šip[ak] just king, shepherd, (and) his (the god Marduk’s) favorite be esta[blished] favorably.

2626

i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA šu-⸢a-šú ina a-šá-bi-šú ši-mat msim-bar-⸢dši-i-⸢pak

2727

LUGAL mi-šá-ru re-ʾi bi-bil lìb-bi-šú ana MUNUS.SIG₅ li-⸣-ša-⸢kín?

Colophon on ex. 1Colophon on ex. l
28A28A

ki-ma SUMUN-šú šá-ṭir-ma IGI.TAB ŠU.II mdAMAR.UTU-LUGAL-⸢a⸣-ni A-šú šá mri-mu-ut-dAG

(28A) Written and collated according to its original. (By) the hand of Marduk-šarrani, son of Rīmūt-Nabû, son of Lūṣi-ana-nūr-Irra, descendant of Sîn-leqe-unnēnī, the lamentation-priest of the goddesses Ištar of Uruk and Nanāya, one privileged to enter the temple of the goddess Kanisurra, [scribe] of Eanna.

29A29A

A mlu-È-a-na-ZÁLAG-dìr-ra ŠÀ.BAL.⸢BAL mdEN.ZU-TI-⸢A.RA⸣.ZU .⸢GALA

30A30A

dINANNA UNUG.KI u dna-na-a .KU₄.É dka⸣-ni-sur-⸢ra [DUB].⸢SAR? é-an-na

31A31A

ṭup-pi (erasure) mri-mu-ut-dAG ŠÀ.BAL.BAL mdEN.ZU-TI-A.RA.ZU

(31A) Tablet of Rīmūt-Nabû, descendant of Sîn-leqe-unnēnī, the lamentation-priest of the goddesses Ištar of Uruk and Nanāya, one privileged to enter the temple of the goddess Kanisurra.

32A32A

.GALA dINANNA UNUG.KI u dna-na-a .KU₄.É dka-ni-sur-ra (erasure)

33A33A

ITI.GAN.GAN.NA UD.1.KÁM šá-ṭir

(33A) Written in the month Kislīmu, on the first day.

Colophon on ex. 2 (rev. 8' of exemplar)Colophon on ex. 2
28B28B

[ša ina UGU GIŠ].⸢GU⸣.ZA šá NIBRU.KI [(...)]

(28B) [That which is (written) upon the thr]one at Nippur [(...)].


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 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/ribo/Q006279/.