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  • Ashurbanipal Babylonian 04

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  • Q003802
  • Ashurbanipal Babylonian 04

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  • cylinder
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. 668-ca. 631
  • Babylon
  • Royal Inscription
  • Ashurbanipal

Ashurbanipal Babylonian 04

Obverse
11

mAN.ŠÁR--A LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÁR LUGAL KUR--šur

(1) Ashurbanipal, great king, mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria, king of the four quarters (of the world), king of kings, prince who has no rival, who rules from the Upper Sea to the Lower Sea and has subjugated all rulers; son of Esarhaddon, great king, mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria, viceroy of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad; grandson of Sennacherib, mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria, I

22

LUGAL kib-rat LÍMMU-ti LUGAL LUGAL.MEŠ NUN la šá-na-an

33

ša ul-tu tam-tim e-lit a-di tam-tim šap-lit i-be-lu-ma

44

gi-mir ma-li-ki ú-šak-niš še-pu--šú

55

DUMU mAN.ŠÁR-ŠEŠ-SUM.NA LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÁR LUGAL KUR--šur

66

GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR-EME.GI₇ ù URI.KI

77

DUMU DUMU md30-PAP.MEŠ-SU LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÁR LUGAL KUR--šur a-na-ku-ma

88

ši-pir é-sag-íl šá AD ba-nu-u-a la ú-qa-at-tu-u

(8) I completed the work on Esagil which (my) father who had engendered me had not finished. I (re)confirmed the regular offerings for Esagil and the gods of Babylon. I (re-)established the privileged status of Babylon (and) appointed Šamaš-šuma-ukīn, my favorite brother, to the kingship of Babylon in order that the strong might not harm the weak.

99

a-na-ku ú-šak-lil sat-tuk-ki é-sag-íl u DINGIR.MEŠ TIN.TIR.KI

1010

ú-kin ki-di-nu-tu .DINGIR.RA.KI ak-ṣur

1111

áš-šú dan-nu a-na SIG la ḫa-ba-li mdGIŠ.NU₁₁-MU-GI.NA

1212

ŠEŠ ta-li-me a-na LUGAL-u-tu .DINGIR.RA.KI ap-qid

1313

ina u₄-me-šú-ma é-maḫ É dnin-maḫ šá -reb .DINGIR.RA.KI

(13) At that time, I had Emaḫ, the temple of the goddess Ninmaḫ which is inside Babylon, (re)built anew.

1414

-šiš ú-še-piš a-na šat-ti dnin-maḫ GAŠAN ṣir-tu

(14b) On account of this, may the goddess Ninmaḫ, the august lady, look upon my good deeds with pleasure and say good things about me daily before the god Bēl (Marduk) and the goddess Bēltīya (Zarpanītu)! May she determine as my fate a long life (and) make my reign as firm as heaven and netherworld! Moreover, with regard to Šamaš-šuma-ukīn, king of Babylon, my favorite brother, may his days be long and may he experience the fullness of old age!

1515

ep-še-te-ia MUNUS.SIG₅.MEŠ ḫa-diš lip-pal-lis-ma

1616

u₄-me-šam-ma ma-ḫar dEN dGAŠAN-ía lit-tas-qar da--iq-ti

1717

TI u₄-me .MEŠ li-šim ši-ma-ti

1818

it-ti AN-e u KI-tim lu-ki-in BALA-ú-a

1919

ù šá mdGIŠ.NU₁₁-MU-GI.NA LUGAL .DINGIR.RA.KI

2020

ŠEŠ ta-lim-ía u₄-me-šú li-ri-ku liš-bi lit-tu-tu

2121

ša šu- šaṭ-ru ù MU ta-lim-ia ina ši-pir ni-kil-ti i-pa-áš-ši-ṭu

(21) (But) as for the one who erases my inscribed name or the name of my favorite (brother) by some crafty device, (or) destroys my royal inscription, or changes its position, may the goddess Ninmaḫ speak evil of him before the god Bēl (and) the goddess Bēltīya and make his name (and) his descendant(s) disappear from the lands!

2222

MU.SAR-u-a i-ab-ba-tu lu-u a-šar-šú ú-nak-ka-ru

2323

dnin-maḫ ina ma-ḫar dEN dGAŠAN-ía MUNUS.ḪUL-šú lit-tas-qar

2424

MU-šú NUMUN-šú ina KUR.KUR li-ḫal-liq


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 http://oracc.org/ribo/Q003802/.