Names

  • Sîn-šarru-iškun 07

Numbers

  • Q003868
  • Sîn-šarru-iškun 07

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  • prism
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. ca. 626-612
  • Qalat Sherqat (Assur)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Sîn-šarru-iškun

Sîn-šarru-iškun 07

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dAG d[taš-me-tum]

(i 1') [I, Sîn-šarra-iškun, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria; the one whom the deities Aššur, Mullissu, Marduk, Zarpanītu], Nabû, (and) [Tašmētu] steadfastly looked [upon] with [their benevolent] glance [and] selected for [kingship]; whom the light of he[aven, the god Sîn, cr]owned with the cro[wn of lordship] to make the foundation of [the land] firm, to direct the peop[le], t<o> put in o[rder] what is confused, (and) to repair [what is de]stroyed; [whose hand] the god N[abû, overseer of the world], made tak[e up a just scepter (and)] a tr[ue] st[a]ff for sh[epherding a] wi[despread populati]on; magnani[mous, discerning], who comprehends r[eason] and [counsel], who learned d[eliberation; reliable] judge, who speaks about trut[h and justice; to wh]om [treacherous talk] is anathema (and) l[ies an abominat]ion; [pious ruler, capable] gov[ernor, true shepherd, leader of a widespread popula]tion; [whose] kingship [the great gods made pleasing] in al[l of the lands like the finest oil];

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ina ni- IGI.II.MEŠ-[šú-nu SIG₅.MEŠ]

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ke-niš ip-pal-su-[šú-ma]

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is-su-qu-šú a-na [LUGAL-u-ti]

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a-na kun-ni (erasure) SUḪUŠ [KUR]

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šu-te-šur ba-ʾu-la*(over erasure)-[a-ti]

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dal-ḫa-a-ti a-<na> tu-qu-[ni]

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[ab]-ta-a-ti a-na ke-še₂₀-ri a-ge-[e]

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[be-lu-ti i]-pi-ru- na-an-nàr AN-[e d30]

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[GIŠ.GIDRU i-šar-] -pa-ru ke-[e-nu]

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a-na re-[ʾu-u-ti UN].MEŠ DAGAL.[MEŠ]

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dAG [pa-qid kiš-šá-ti]

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ú-šat-me-[ḫu rit-tu--šú]

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lìb-bu rap-[šú ka-raš ta-šim-ti]

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a-ḫi-iz ṭè-[e-me]

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ù [mil-ki]

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la-mid ši-[tul-ti]

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da-a-a-nu [ke-e-nu]

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da-bi-ib kit-ti [ù meš-šá-ri]

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ša? ik-kib-šú [nu-ul-la-a-ti]

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[an-zil]-la-šú sur-[ra-a-ti]

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[NUN na--du] GÌR.[NÍTA it-pe-šú]

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[.SIPA ke-e-nu mut-tar-ru-ú]

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UN.MEŠ [DAGAL.MEŠ ša DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ]

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LUGAL-us-[su ki-ma ú-lu Ì.MEŠ -ṭib-bu]

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UGU gi-[mir ma-ti-tan]

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DUMU mAN.ŠÁR--[IBILA LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu]

(ii 5) son of Ashurban[ipal, great king, strong king], king of the world, king of Assyria, k[ing of the land of Sumer] and Akkad, king of the [fo]u[r] quarters (of the world); son of Esarhaddon, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad; son of Sennacherib, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of [Assyri]a, unrivalled ruler; [descendant of Sarg]on (II), gr[eat] king, [strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and] Akkad;

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LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR LUGAL [KUR EME.GI₇]

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ù URI.KI LUGAL kib-rat LÍMMU-[tim]

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DUMU mAN.ŠÁR-PAP- LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu

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LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI

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LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ ù URI.KI

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DUMU md30-PAP.MEŠ-SU LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu

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LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR [AN].ŠÁR.KI NUN la šá-na-an

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[ŠÀ.BAL.BAL mLUGAL]-GI.NA LUGAL GAL

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[LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI GÌR.NÍTA]

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[.DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ ù] URI.KI

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[ina SAG LUGAL-u-ti-ia ul]- AN.ŠÁR

(ii 16) [At the beginning of my kingship, af]ter the gods Aššur, [Bēl (Marduk), Nabû, Sîn], Šamaš, [Ninurta, Nergal, and] Nusku [ch]ose me [among my brethren] and [desired (me)] as king, guided me [like a father and a moth]er, and [killed] my [f]oes, [cut down] my [e]nemies, performed [good deeds] for me, (and) [gladly p]laced me [on the roya]l [throne] of the father who had engendered me; [I constantly gave thought to providing for cu]lt centers, [...] ...

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[dEN dAG d30] dUTU

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[dnin-urta dU.GUR u] dnusku

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[ina bi-rit maš-ši-ia ut]-tu-un-ni-ma

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[iḫ-ši-ḫu] LUGAL-u-ti

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[ki-ma AD u] AMA it-ta-nar-ru-un-ni-ma

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[i-na-ru] a-a-bi-ia

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[ú-šam--tu] za-ʾi-i-ri-ia

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[ú-sa-at SIG₅] i-pu-šú-u-ni

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[ṭa-biš ú]-še-šib-u-in-ni

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[i-na GIŠ.GU.ZA LUGAL-u]-ti AD -ia

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[ša za-na-an] ma-ḫa-zi

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x (x) [...]

(iii 1') [... it became o]ld. [For a] long [tim]e, [it fell] into dis[repair and beca]me level [with] the groun[d]. The god Na[] (and) the goddess Tašmētu, m[y] lords, [took up residence] <in> the temple of the Assyria[n Ištar and] (there) they receiv[ed] str[ewn offerings]. The kings, [my ancestors] who came be[fore me], did not th[ink about] (re)building that temple [and] they did not pay (it any) attention.

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la-ba-riš [il-lik]

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[TA? UD].MEŠ ma--du-te ni-du-[ il-lik-ma]

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[i-te]-me qaq-qa-[riš]

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dAG dtaš-me*(text: extra horizontal?)-tum EN.MEŠ-ia

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<ina> É d[-tar] -šur-i-ti [áš-bu-ma]

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i-maḫ-ḫa-ru sur-[-ni]

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LUGAL.MEŠ-ni [AD.MEŠ-ia]

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a-li-kut maḫ-[ri-ia]

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- É šú-a- la iḫ-[su-su-nim-ma]

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ul -ku-nu uz-nu

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a-na-ku md30-LUGAL-GAR-un

(iii 12') I, Sîn-šarra-iškun, king of the world, king of Assyria, the one who reveres the great gods, who is assiduous towards their places (of worship), conceived in my heart to (re)build that temple and wanted (to carry it out). According to its original plan, [on] its former [sit]e, [in a favorable month], (on) an auspicious day, [according to the craft of the incantation priest, I filled in (its) foundation with] limestone

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LUGAL kiš-šá-ti LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI

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pa-liḫ DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ

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muš-te--u áš-ri-šú-nu

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e-pe- É šu-a-

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ina lìb-bi-ia ib-ba-ši-ma

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ka-bat-ti ub-la

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ina GIŠ.ḪUR-šú la-bir-

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[ina MAŠ].KÁN-šú maḫ-ri-ti

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[ina ITI DÙG.GA] u₄-me še-me-e

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[ina ši-pir ka--gal-lu-ti ina] NA₄?.pi?-li?

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[...] x

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[ar-ṣip ú-šak]-lil

(iv 1') [I built (and) complet]ed (it) [from its foundations to its crenellations. ... m]y [...] and [made (it) s]hine [like daylight. I brou]ght [the god Nabû (and) the goddess Ta]šmētu, [the great gods], my lords, out [of the temple of] the Assyrian Ištar and, [in a favorab]le [month], (on) an auspicious day, I made (them) enter [in]side [it] and made (them) dwell on (their) eternal dais(es).

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[...]-ia

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[...] x-ma

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[ki-ma UD.MEŠ ú]-nam-mir

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[dAG d]taš-me-tum

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[DINGIR.MEŠ GAL].MEŠ EN.MEŠ-ia

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[ul-tu É] d-tar -šur-i-te

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[ú-še]-ṣa-am-ma

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[ina ITI DÙG].GA u₄-me še-me-e

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[]-reb-[šú] ú-še-rib-ma

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[ú]-šar-me BÁRA da-ra-a-ti

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GU₄.MAḪ-ḫi reš-tu-u-ti

(iv 12') I offered prime quality [pr]ize bulls (and) fattened fat-tailed sheep as pure food offerings before the god Nabû (and) the goddess Tašmētu, my lords, and (thus) I lavishly provided (for them) inside (that) temple. The god Nabû (and) the goddess Tašmētu looked with pleasure upon my good deeds and constantly blessed my kingship.

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GUKKAL.MEŠ ma-ru-ti

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zi-i-bi qa-áš-du-ti

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ina ma-ḫar dAG dtaš-me-tum

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EN.MEŠ-ia aq--ma

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-par-zi-ḫa -reb é-kur-ri

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dAG dtaš-me-tum

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ep-še-ti-ia SIG₅.MEŠ

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ḫa-diš ip-pal-su-ma

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ik-tar-ra-bu LUGAL-u-ti

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NUN EGIR ina LUGAL.MEŠ

(iv 22') [May] a future ruler, one of the kings, my descendants, [reno]vate its dilapidated section(s) [w]hen that temple becomes dilapidated and [o]ld. May he find an inscribed object [bearing] my [na]me, and (then) anoint (it) with [oil], m[a]k[e an offering (and) place (it) with an inscribed object] be[aring his name]. The deities Ašš[ur, Mullissu], Mard[uk, Zarpanītu], Nabû, (and) [Tašmētu will (then) hear] his prayers.

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DUMU.MEŠ-ia e-nu-ma É šu-a-

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in-na-ḫu-ma [il]-la-ku la-ba-riš

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an-ḫu-us-su [lu-ud]-diš

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MU.SAR-u [ši-ṭir] MU-ia

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li-mur-ma [Ì.GIŠ] lip-šu-

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[ni-qa-a] li?-iq?-[]

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[it-ti MU.SAR-e]

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ši-[ṭir MU-šú liš-kun]

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AN.ŠÁR [dNIN.LÍL]

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dAMAR.UTU [dzar-pa-ni-tum]

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dAG d[taš-me-tum]

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ik-ri-bi-šú i-[šem-mu-ú]

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ša MU.SAR-ú ši-[ṭir MU-ia]

(v 7) (As for) the one who removes an inscribed object be[aring my name and] does not place (it) with an inscribed object bearing his name and does not write my name with his name, may the deities Aššur, Mullissu, Marduk, Zarpanītu, Nabû, (and) Tašmētu not be present for his prayers and not heed his supplications. May they curse him angrily and [make] his name, his seed, (and) his offspring [dis]appear [from the land].

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ú-nak-kar-[ú-ma]

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it-ti MU.SAR-e ši-ṭir MU-šu?

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la i-šak-ka-nu ù šu- it-ti MU-šú

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la i-šaṭ-ṭa-ru

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AN.ŠÁR dNIN.LÍL dAMAR.UTU

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dzar-pa-ni-tum dAG dtaš-me-tum

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a-na ni- ŠU.II-šú a-a iz-zi-zu-ma

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a-a -mu-ú su-up-pi-šú

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ag-giš li-ru-ru-šú-ma

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MU-šú NUMUN-šú NUNUZ-šú [ina KUR li]-ḫal-li-qu





Date ex. 1Date ex. 1
v 18A18A

[...] x.KAM

(v 18A) [...], ... [day, eponymy of ...].

v 19A19A

[...]

Date ex. 3Date ex. 3
v 18B18B

ITI.[...]

(v 18B) [..., ... day], epony[my of ...].

v 19B19B

lim-mu [...]

Date ex. 5Date ex. 5
v 18C18C

ITI.DU₆ [...]

(v 18C) Tašrītu (VII), [... day], eponymy of [...].

v 19C19C

lim-mu m[...]


Created by Jamie Novotny and Joshua Jeffers, 2015-22. Lemmatized by Jamie Novotny, 2018, 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/rinap/Q003868/.