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  • Nabopolassar 07

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  • Q005366
  • Nabopolassar 07

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  • cylinder
  • Neo-Babylonian
  • Written ca. 625–605
  • Babylon
  • Royal Inscription
  • Nabopolassar

Nabopolassar 07

Obverse
11

dna-bi-um-IBILA-ú-ṣu-úr LUGAL mi-ša-ri-im RE.É.UM ni-bit dAMAR.UTU

(1) Nabopolassar, king of justice, shepherd chosen by the god Marduk, creation of the goddess Ninmenna the exalted princess, the queen of queens protégé of the god Nabû and the goddess Tašmētum, beloved prince of the god Ninšiku:

22

bi-nu-ut dnin-men-na ru-ba-ti ṣi-ir-tim šar-rat šar-ra-a-te

33

ti-ri-iṣ -ti dna-bi-um ù dtaš-me-tum ru-bu-ú na-ram dnin-ši-

44

ì-nu-um i-na -eṣ-ḫe-ru-ti-ia DUMU la ma-am-ma-nim a-na-ku-ma

(4) When, during my childhood, (although) I was a son of a nobody, I was constantly sought out the shrines of the gods Nabû and Marduk, my lords; (my) mind pondered about making their rites secure and properly administering their kidudû-rites; my attention was set on truth and justice.

55

ina à--ra-at dna-bi-um ù dAMAR.UTU EN.MEŠ-e-a -te---a ka-a-a-nim

66

šu-ut ku-un-ni pa-ar-ṣi-šu-nu ù šu-ul-lu-mu ki-du-de-šu-un i-ta-ma-a ka-bat-ta

77

a-na ki-it-ti ù mi-ša-ri-am ba-ša-a uz-na-a-a

88

dšà-zu EN mu-du-ú lìb-bi DINGIR.MEŠ ša ša-me-e ù er-ṣe-tim

(8) The god Šazu, the lord who knows the hearts of the gods of heaven and netherworld, the one who constantly observes the ingenious behavior of the people, for me the child who could not be found among the people he observed my intention(s) and made me pre-eminent in the land where I was created.

99

ša ta-ka-la-at ni-ši-im i-ba-ar-ru-ú ka-a-a-nim

1010

ia-a-ši ṣa-aḫ-ri-im ša i-na ni-ši-im la ut-tu-ú ša lìb-bi-ia ib-re-e-ma

1111

i-na KUR ab-ba-nu-ú -ku-na-an-ni a-na re-še-e-tim

1212

a-na be-lu-ut ma-a-ti ù ni-ši-im it-ta-ba ni-bi-ta

(12) He called (my) name for dominion over the land and people, made a good lamassu walk beside me, (and) allowed (me) to successfully undertake everything that I did. He made the god Nergal, the almighty one of the gods, march at my side; he killed my enemy (and) cut down my opponent.

1313

ú-ša-li-ik dLAMMA du-un-qu i-na i-di-ia

1414

i-na mim-ma e-te-ep-pu-šu ú-ša-li-im ši-ip-ra-am

1515

d.ERI₁₁.GAL dan-dan-ni DINGIR.MEŠ ú-ša-li-ik i-da-a-a

1616

i-na-ar a-a-bi-ia ú-ša-am--it ga-ri-ia

1717

-šu-ru-ú ša ul-tu UD.MEŠ ru-qu-te ku-ul-la-at ni-ši-im i--lu-ma

(17) (As for) the Assyrians, who from distant days had ruled over all of the people and had made the people of the land suffer under its heavy yoke, I, the weak (and) powerless one constantly seeks out the lord of lords (Marduk), with the powerful strength of the gods Nabû and Marduk my lords I barred them (lit: “their feet”) from the land of Akkad and had (the Babylonians) cast off their yoke.

1818

i-na ni-ri-šu ka-ab-ti ú-ša-az-zi-qu ni-ši-im ma-a-ti

1919

a-na-ku en-šu-um -is-nu-qu mu--te--ú EN EN.EN

2020

i-na e-mu-qu ga-áš-ra-a-ti ša dna-bi-um ù dAMAR.UTU EN.MEŠ-e-a

2121

ul-tu KUR-ak-ka-di-i še-ep-šu-nu ap-ru-us-ma ni-ir-šu-nu ú-ša-ad-di

2222

ì-nu-šu é-PA.GÍN-ti-la É dnin-urta ša -reb šu-an-na.KI

(22) At that time, (as for) Eḫursagtila, the temple of the god Ninurta that is inside Šuanna (Babylon), which a former king before my time had had built, but had not finished its work, I set my mind to the renovation of that temple.

2323

šá ul-la-nu-ú-a LUGAL maḫ-ri ú-še-pi-šu-ma la ig-mu-ru ši-pir-šú

2424

a-na te-diš-ti É šu-a-ti GEŠTU.II ib-ši-ma

2525

ad-kam-ma um-ma-na-at dEN.LÍL dUTU ù dAMAR.UTU

(25) I mustered the workmen of the gods Enlil, Šamaš, and Marduk and (then) I made (them) carry hoe(s and) imposed (on them the carrying of) basket(s). I finished the work on th(at) unfinished temple. I roofed it with broad beams (and) installed immense doors in its gates. I made that temple shine like the sun and made (it) as bright as day for the god Ninurta, my lord.

2626

ú-ša--ši GIŠ.al-lu e-mi-id tup-šik-ku

2727

É la -ta-a ag-mu-úr ši--ir-šú

2828

GIŠ.ÙR.MEŠ šad-lu-tim ú-ša-at-ri-ṣa ṣu-lul-šú

2929

GIŠ.IG.MEŠ ṣi-ra-a-tim ú-rat-ta-a i-na .MEŠ-šú

3030

É šu-a-ti šá-áš-ši- ú-šá-an-bi-iṭ-ma a-na dnin-urta EN-ia ki-ma u₄-mi ú-nam-mir

3131

ma-na-ma LUGAL i-na ma-ti-ma lu-ú DUMU lu-ú DUMU.DUMU a-li-ku à-ar-ki-ia

(31) Any king in the future, either a son or grandson who comes after me, whom the god Marduk names for dominion over the land: Do not set your heart on feats of might and power, (but rather) constantly seek out the shrines of the gods Nabû and Marduk so that they may kill your opponent(s). The god Marduk, my lord, examines the mouth (and) observes the heart (so) whoever is true to the god Bēl (Marduk) his foundations will endure (and) whoever is true to the god Son-of-Bēl (Nabû) will live for ever.

3232

ša dAMAR.UTU a-na be-lu-ut ma-a-ti i-na-ab-bu-ú zi-ki-ir-šú

3333

ša e-mu-qu ù da-na-ni e ta--du-ud a-na lìb-bi-ka

3434

à--ra-at dna-bi-um ù dAMAR.UTU ši-te--e-ma li-na-ru ga-ri-ka

3535

dAMAR.UTU be- i-ḫa-ṭu -i-im i-ba-ar-ri lìb-bi

3636

ša it-ti dEN ki-i-nu i-ku-un-na -da-a-šú

3737

ša it-ti DUMU dEN ki-i-nu ú-la-bar a-na da--a-tim

3838

e-nu-ma É šu-a-ti in-na-ḫu-ma tu-pa--ša-ḫu an-ḫu-us-su

(38) When that temple becomes dilapidated and you repair its dilapidated section(s), find an inscription (written) in my name (and) place (it) with your inscribed objects. By the command of the god Marduk, the great lord whose command cannot be changed, may the fame of your name be established for ever.

3939

ši-ṭi-ir šu-mi-ia a-mu-úr-ma it-ti mu-šar-re-e-ka šu-ku-un

4040

i-na -bi-it dAMAR.UTU EN ra--i ša la in--en-nu-ú -bit-su

4141

zi-ki-ir šu-mi-ka li--ša-ki-in a-na UD.MEŠ da-ru-ú-tim


Created by Frauke Weiershäuser and Jamie Novotny, 2015-20, for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), a corpus-building initiative funded by LMU Munich, the Henkel Foundation, 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 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/Q005366/.