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  • Sîn-šarru-iškun 10

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  • Q003871
  • Sîn-šarru-iškun 10

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

Sîn-šarru-iškun 10

Obverse
11

a-na-ku md[30-LUGAL]--kun LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI

(1) I, [Sîn-šarra-i]škun, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria; the one whom the deities Aššur, [Mullissu, M]arduk, Zarpanītu, Nabû, (and) Tašmētu steadfastly looked upon with their benevolent glance and selected for kingship; whom the light of heaven, the god Sîn, crowned with the crown of lordship to make the foundation of the land firm, to direct the people, to put in order what is confused, (5) (and) to repair what is destroyed; whose hands the god Nabû, overseer of the world, made take up a just scepter (and) a true staff for shepherding a widespread population; magnanimous, discerning, who comprehends reason and counsel, who learned deliberation; reliable judge, who speaks about truth and justice; to whom treacherous talk is anathema (and) lies an abomination; (10) pious ruler, capable governor, true shepherd, leader of a widespread population; whose kingship the great gods made pleasing in all of the lands like the finest oil;

22

ša AN.ŠÁR d[NIN.LÍL d]AMAR.UTU dzar-pa-ni-tum dAG dtaš-me-tum ina ni- IGI.II-šú-nu SIG₅.MEŠ

33

ke-niš ip-pal-su-šú-ma is-su-qu-šú a-na LUGAL-u-ti a-na kun-ni SUḪUŠ KUR

44

šu-te-šur ba-ʾu-la-a-ti dal-ḫa-a-ti a-na tu-qu-ni ab-ta*(text: RA)-a-ti

55

a-na ke-še₂₀-ri a-ge-e be-lu-ti i-pi-ru- na-an-nàr AN-e d30

66

GIŠ.GIDRU i-šar- -pa-ru ke-e-nu a-na re-ʾu-u-ti UN.MEŠ DAGAL.MEŠ

77

dAG pa-qid kiš-šá-ti ú-šat-me-ḫu rit-tu--šú lìb-bu rap-šú ka-raš ta-šim-ti

88

a-ḫi-iz ṭè-e-me ù mil-ki la-mid ši-tul-ti da-a-a-nu ke-e-nu da-bi-ib kit-ti

99

ù meš-šá-ri šá ik-kib-šú nu-ul-la-a-ti an-zil-la-šú sur-ra-a-ti

1010

NUN na--du GÌR.NÍTA it-pe-šú .SIPA ke-e-nu mut-tar-ru-ú UN.MEŠ DAGAL.MEŠ

1111

ša DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ LUGAL-us-su ki-ma ú-lu Ì.MEŠ -ṭib-bu UGU gi-mir ma-ti-tan

1212

DUMU mAN.ŠÁR--IBILA LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ u URI.KI

(12) son of Ashurbanipal, great king, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four 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 Sennacheri[b], great [k]ing, strong king, king of the world, (15) king of Assyria, unrivalled ruler; descendant of Sargon (II), great king, [s]trong ki[ng], king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad;

1313

LUGAL kib-rat LÍMMU-tim DUMU md**-šur*(over erasure)-ŠEŠ-SUM.NA LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI

1414

GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ u URI.KI DUMU md30-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-SU LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ

1515

LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI NUN la šá-na-an ŠÀ.BAL.BAL mLUGAL-GI.NA LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI

1616

GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ u URI.KI ina SAG LUGAL-u-ti-ia ul-tu AN.ŠÁR dEN dAG

(16b) At the beginning of my kingship, a[f]ter the gods Aššur, Bēl (Marduk), Nabû, Sîn, Šamaš, Ninurta, Nergal, and Nusku chose me among my brethren and desired (me) as king, guided me like a father and a mother, killed my foes, c[u]t down my enemies, performed good deeds for me, (and) gladly placed me o[n the] royal [thro]ne of the father who had engendered me; (20) I constantly gave thought to providing for cult-centers, completing sanctuaries, (and) putting in order p[ell]udû-rites; I was assiduous towards the sanctuaries of the great gods, my lords, and wanted to do whatev[er] was suitable [for] their great [divinit]y.

1717

d30 dUTU dnin-urta dU.GUR ù dnusku ina bi-rit maš-ši-ia ut-tu-un-ni-ma iḫ-ši-ḫu LUGAL-u-ti

1818

ki-ma AD u AMA it-ta-nar-ru-un-ni-ma i-na-ru a-a-bi-ia ú-šam-- za-ʾi-i-ri-ia

1919

ú-sa-at SIG₅ i-pu-šú-u-ni ṭa-biš ú-še-šib-u-in-ni ina [GIŠ.GU].ZA LUGAL-u-ti AD -ia

2020

ša za-na-an ma-ḫa-zi šuk-lul -re-e-ti šu-te-šur pe-lu-de-e ka-a-a-an -ta-da-na kar-šú-u-a

2121

áš-rat DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ EN.MEŠ-ia áš-te-ʾe-e-ma mim-ma ša [UGU DINGIR]-ti-šú-nu GAL-ti DÙG.GA a-na e-pe-še

2222

lìb-bi ub-la ina u₄-mi-šú-ma É dAG šá -reb bal-[til.KI šá md]sál-ma-nu-MAŠ É AN.ŠÁR e-pu-

(22b) At that time, the temple of the god Nabû that is inside B[altil (Aššur), which Sha]lmaneser (I) the builder of the temple of (the god) Aššur had built, became dilapidated and Aššur-rēša-iši (I), son of Mu[takkil-Nusku (re)built (it) (and)] it became dilapidated (again); and Adad-nārārī (III), son of Šamšī-Adad (V) (re)built (it) and it became dilap[idated and old. For a lo]ng [time], it fell into disrepair and became level with the ground. [The god Nabû (and) the goddess Tašmētu] took up residence [in the temple of the Assyrian Ištar] and (there) they received strewn offerings. [The kings, my ancestors who came before me], did not think about [(re)building] that temple and [they did not pay (it any) attention].

2323

e-na-aḫ-ma md-šur-SAG?-i?-ši? A? m?mu?-[tak-kil-dnusku? e-pu-] e-na-aḫ-ma mdIŠKUR-ERIM.TÁḪ DUMU mšam-ši-dIŠKUR

2424

e-pu--ma e-na-[aḫ-ma la-ba-riš il-lik ul-tu UD.MEŠ ma-]-du-ti ni-du- il-lik-ma i-te-me qaq-qa-riš

2525

[dAG dtaš-me-tum ina É d-tar -šur-i-ti] áš-bu-ma i-maḫ-ḫa-ru sur--ni

2626

[LUGAL.MEŠ AD.MEŠ-ia a-li-kut maḫ-ri-ia -] É šú-a- la iḫ-su-su-nim-ma

2727

[ul -ku-nu uz-nu a-na-ku md30-LUGAL-GAR-un LUGAL] ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI pa-liḫ DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ

(27b) [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 [hear]t [to (re)build that temple] and wanted (to carry it out). [According to its original plan, on its former site, in a favorab]le [month], (on) an auspicious day, according to the craft of the incantation priest, (30) [I filled in its foundation] with limestone [and made (it) high] as [a mounta]in. I built (and) completed (it) from its foundations to its crenellations. [... my ... a]nd made (it) shine like daylight. [I brought] the god Nabû (and) the goddess Tašmētu, the great gods, my lord<s>, out [of the temple of the Assyrian Ištar] and, in a favorable month, (on) an auspicious day, I made (them) enter inside it and [made them dwell on (their) eternal dais(es)].

2828

[muš-te--u áš-ri-šú-nu e-pe- É šú-a- ina lìb]-bi-ia ib-ba-ši-ma ka-bat-ti ub-la

2929

[ina GIŠ.ḪUR-šú la-bir- ina MAŠ.KÁN-šú maḫ-ri-ti ina ITI DÙG].GA u₄-me še-me-e ina ši-pir ka--gal-lu-ti ina NA₄.pi-i-li

3030

[tem-me-en-ši -mal-li?-ma ú-zaq-qir ḫur-šá]-niš ul-tu UŠ₈-šú a-di gaba-dib-bi-šú ar-ṣip ú-šak-lil

3131

[...-ia ...]-ma ki-ma u₄-me ú-nam-mir dAG dPAPNUN DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ EN.<MEŠ>-ia

3232

[ul-tu É d-tar -šur-i-ti ú-še-ṣa]-am-ma ina ITI DÙG.GA u₄-me še-me-e -reb-šú ú-še-rib-ma

3333

[ú-šar-me BÁRA da-ra-a-ti GU₄.MAḪ-ḫi] reš-tu-u-ti GUKKAL.MEŠ ma-ru-u-ti zi-i-bi qa-áš-du-ti

(33b) [I offe]red prime quality [prize 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 looke]d [with pleasure upon my good deeds] and constantly blessed my kingship.

3434

[ina ma-ḫar dAG dPAPNUN EN.MEŠ-ia aq]--ma -par-zi-ḫa -reb é-kur-ri dAG dPAPNUN

3535

[ep-še-ti-ia SIG₅.MEŠ ḫa-diš ip-pal]-su-ma ik-tar-ra-bu LUGAL-u-ti

3636

[NUN EGIR-u ina LUGAL.MEŠ DUMU.MEŠ]-ia e-nu-ma É šú-a- in-na-ḫu-ma

(36) May [a future ruler, one of the kings, m]y [descendants], renovate [it]s [dilapidated section(s)] when that temple becomes dilapidated and [old. May he find] an inscribed object bearing my name, [and (then) anoint (it) with oil], make [an offering], (and) place (it) with an inscribed object bearing his name. [The deities Aššur, Mullissu, Marduk, Za]rpanī[tu, Na], (and) Tašmētu will (then) hear his prayers.

3737

[il-la-ku la-ba-riš an-ḫu-us]-su lu-ud-diš MU.SAR-ú ši-ṭir MU-ia

3838

[li-mur-ma Ì.GIŠ lip-šu- ni-qa-a] li-iq- it-ti MU.SAR-e ši-ṭir MU-šú liš-kun

3939

[AN.ŠÁR dNIN.LÍL dAMAR.UTU d]zar-pa-ni-[tum d]AG dtaš-me-tum ik-ri-bi-šú i-šem-mu-u

4040

[šá MU.SAR-u ši]-ṭir MU-ia ú-nak-kar-ú-ma

(40) [(As for) the one who] removes [an inscribed object bear]ing my name and does not place (it) [with an inscribed object bearin]g his name and [does not write] my name with his name, may [the deities Aššur, Mullis]su, Marduk, Zarpanītu, Nabû, (and) Tašmētu not be present [for h]is [pra]yers and not heed his supplications. [M]ay they curse him [angrily] and make his name, his seed, (and) his offspring disappear from the land.

4141

[it-ti MU.SAR-e ši]-ṭir MU-šú la i-šak-ka-nu ù šu-mi it-ti MU-šú

4242

[la i-šaṭ-ṭi-ru AN.ŠÁR dNIN].LÍL dAMAR.UTU dzar-pa-ni-tum dAG dtaš-me-tum

4343

[a-na ni-] ŠU.II-šú a-a iz-zi-zu-ma a-a -mu-ú su-up-pi-šu

4444

[ag-giš] li-ru-ru-šú-ma MU-šú NUMUN-šú NUNUZ-šú ina KUR lu-ḫal-li-qu

45A45A

[... lim]-mu mEN-ŠEŠ-ŠEŠ .šá IGI KUR

(45A) [..., epon]ymy of Bēl-aḫu-uṣur, palace overseer (616*).

45B45B

ITI.DU₆. UD.4?.KAM lim-mu mEN-ŠEŠ-ú-ṣur .šá IGI É.GAL

(45B) Tašrītu (VII), the fourth day, eponymy of Bēl-aḫu-uṣur, palace overseer (616*).


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/Q003871/.