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  • Sîn-šarru-iškun 19

Numbers

  • Q003880
  • Sîn-šarru-iškun 19

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  • cylinder
  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. ca. 626-612
  • Nimrud (Kalhu)
  • Royal Inscription
  • Sîn-šarru-iškun

Sîn-šarru-iškun 19

Obverse
11

a⸣-[na-ku md30]-⸢LUGAL⸣-GAR-un LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ [LUGAL KUR] AN⸣.ŠÁR.KI

(1) [I, Sîn-šarr]a-iškun, great king, strong king, king of the world, [king of A]ssyria, favored [by (the god) A]ššur (and) the goddess Mullissu, beloved of the god Marduk (and) the goddess Zarpanītu, the desire of the h[earts of the god Sîn] (and) the goddess Ningal, steadfast choice of the gods Nabû (and) Marduk, favori[te of the gods o]f the heavens (and) netherworld; the one whom the deities Aššur, Mullissu, Bēl (Marduk), Nabû, Sîn, Ningal, Ištar of Nineveh, Ištar o[f Arbela], Nergal, and Nusku steadfastly gazed upon among its leaders and se[lected fo]r kingship; whom [th]ey commanded [to perform] the roles of provisio[ner of a]ll cult-centers, priest of all sanctuaries, (and) shepherd of [the totality of the black-headed (people)];

22

ni-⸢ [IGI.II] AN⸣.ŠÁR dNIN.LÍL na-ram dAMAR.UTU dzar-pa-ni-tum bi-bil lìb⸣-[bi d30] dNIN.GAL

33

i-tu-⸢ut ku-un lìb-bi dAG dAMAR.UTU mi-⸢gir [DINGIR.MEŠ] šu⸣-ut AN KI

44

šá AN.ŠÁR dNIN.LÍL dEN dAG d30 dNIN.GAL d15 šá NINA.KI d15 šá [LÍMMU-DINGIR.KI d]U.GUR u dnusku

55

i-na bi⸣-rit maš-ši-šú ke-niš ip-pal-su-šú-ma is-[su-qu-šú a]-⸢na LUGAL-u-ti

66

za-nin-[ut] nap⸣-ḫar ma-ḫa-zi šá-an-gu-tu gi-mir -ret SIPA-u-ut [nap-ḫar ṣal-mat SAG.DU e-pe-šú] iq⸣-bu-u-šú

77

ki-ma [AD u AMA it]-⸢ta⸣-nar-ru-šú-ma i-na-ru a-a-bi-šú ú-šam-- [ga]-⸢re-šú

(7) whom [they gu]ided like [a father and a mother], whose foes they killed, (and) whose [adver]saries they cut down; the one who the god Ea created for dominion over the world and [...] in the entire [...; (the one) who the luminary of the heavens, the god Sîn], crowned with the crown of lordship to make the [foundation of the land] fi[rm (and) to organize the p]eople; (the one) [in whose hands] the god Nabû, overseer of the un[iverse, placed] a j[ust] scepter (and) [legitimate rod for] shepherding a widespread population; [... to bring order to] what is c[onfused, to repair] what is destroyed [...; whose head] they lif[ted t]o make the gods Bēl (Marduk) and Nabû reside [...]; who comprehends rational thought and counsel, who spea[ks eloquent (words), ...], administer of just verdicts; whose words [are pleasing] to the people [like a mountain apple; to whom treacherous talk is taboo (and) li]es [an abomination]; the forbearing one, the purification-priest [...; who ...] their taboo; protector [...];

88

šá dé-a? a-na e-nu-te kiš-šá-ti ib-nu-šú-ma ina nap-ḫar x [...]

99

a-na kun⸣-[ni SUḪUŠ KUR šu-te-šur] ba⸣-ʾu-ú-la-a-ti a-ge-e EN-u-ti e-pi-ru- [na-an-nàr AN-e d30]

1010

GIŠ.GIDRU i⸣-[šar- -pa-ru ke-e-nu a-na] SIPA-u-ti UN.MEŠ DAGAL.MEŠ dAG pa-qid kiš⸣-[šá-ti ú-šat-me-ḫu rit-tu--šú]

1111

dal-[ḫa-a-ti a-na tu]-⸢qu⸣-ni ab-ta-a-ti [a-na ke-še-ri ...]

1212

[... a]-na šu-šu-bi dEN u dAG ul-lu-[u SAG.MEŠ-šú]

1313

[...]-mu a-ḫi-iz ṭè-e-me u mil-ki mu-ta-⸢mu⸣-[ú dam-qa-a-ti]

1414

[...] x da-in de-en mi-šá-ri šá at-mu-šú UGU UN.MEŠ ar⸣-[ma-niš DÙG.GA]

1515

[šá ik-kib-šú nu-ul-la-a-ti an-zil-la-šú sur-ra]-⸢a⸣-te la ka-ṣir ik-ki pa-ši-šú [...]

1616

[...] ik-ki-bi-šú-nu na-ṣi-ru [...]

1717

[DUMU mAN.ŠÁR--IBILA LUGAL GAL LUGAL] dan⸣-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR AN.ŠÁR LUGAL KUR [EME.GI₇ u URI.KI LUGAL kib-rat LÍMMU-tim]

(17) [son of Ashurbanipal, great king, st]rong [king], king of the world, king of Assyria, [ki]ng 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 wo]rld, k[ing 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 Assyria, [unrivalled prince; descendant of Sargon (II), great king], strong [kin]g, king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, [king of the land of Sumer and Akkad; ..., pio]us [prince], capable governor, beloved of the god Nabû and the goddess Tašmētu [...].

1818

[DUMU mAN.ŠÁR-ŠEŠ-SUM.NA LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL kiš]-⸢šá⸣-ti LUGAL [KUR AN.ŠÁR.KI GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.KI LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ u URI.KI]

1919

[DUMU md30-ŠEŠ.MEŠ-SU LUGAL GAL LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL] kiš⸣-šá-ti LUGAL KUR -⸢šur⸣.[KI NUN la šá-na-an]

2020

[ŠÀ.BAL.BAL mLUGAL-GI.NA LUGAL GAL] LUGAL dan-nu LUGAL ŠÚ LUGAL KUR -šur.KI GÌR.NÍTA .DINGIR.RA.[KI LUGAL KUR EME.GI₇ u URI.KI]

2121

[... NUN na-]-du GÌR.NÍTA it-pe-e-šú na-ram dAG u dtaš-me-⸢tum [...]

2222

[ul-tu AN.ŠÁR dEN d]AG d30 dUTU be-lut KUR u UN.MEŠ ú-[...]

(22) [After the gods Aššur, Bēl (Marduk)], Nabû, Sîn, (and) Šamaš [nominated me] for ruling the land and (its) inhabitants, [placed ... into my] hands, performed good [dee]ds for me, bound my foes, [...] the path of [...] and gladly made me sit on the r[oyal] throne [of the father who had engendered me], under their benevolent protection, [th]eir extensive [aegis], I constantly shepherded the subje[cts of the god Enlil] in a just manner. From my youth un[til] I [became an adult], I constantly followed after the great gods, my lords, and I beheld [...]. I was assiduous towards their sanctuaries [and my] hea[rt prompted me] to do whatever was suitable for their great divinity. [I] constantly g[a]ve [thought] to providing for cult-centers, completing [sanctuari]es, (and) putting in order forgotten cultic rites (and) kidudû-rites.

2323

ŠU.⸢II⸣-[u-a ú-mal-lu-u? ú-sa]-at dum- e-pu-šú-u-in-ni za-ʾi-i-ri-ia ik-mu-u x [...]

2424

ṭu-da-⸢at [...]-ni⸣-ma ṭa-biš ú-še-šib-ú-in-ni ina GIŠ.GU.ZA LUGAL⸣-[u-ti AD -ia]

2525

i-na GIŠ.MI-šú-nu DÙG.⸢GA [ṣu-lu-li-šú]-nu rap-ši ke-niš ar-te-ʾa-a ba-ʾu-ú-[lat dEN.LÍL]

2626

ul-tu ṣe-ḫe-ri-ia a-⸢di [ra-]-ia ar-ki DINGIR.MEŠ GAL.MEŠ EN.MEŠ-ia lu at-tal-lak-ma lu ab-⸢ri x [x x]

2727

áš-ra-te-šú-nu áš-te-ʾe-e-⸢ma mim-ma šá UGU DINGIR-ú-ti-šú-nu GAL-ti DÙG.GA a-na e-pe-še lìb⸣-[bi ub-la]

2828

šá za-na-an ma-ḫa-zi šuk-lul [-re-e]-⸢ti? šu-te-šur par-ṣe ki-du-de?-e? ma-šu-⸢ú⸣-ti

2929

ka-a-a-an -ta-ad-⸢da⸣-nu [kar-šú-u-a]

3030

i-na SAG LUGAL-ti-⸢ia [ina maḫ]-re-e BALA-ia [šá ina GIŠ.GU.ZA] LUGAL-u-ti ra-⸢biš [ú-ši-bu]

(30) At the beginning of m[y] kingship, [during the fi]rst regnal year [that I sat] in majesty [on the] royal [throne], the temple of [the god Nabû] which Adad-nārā[ (III), ...], a king of the past (who came) before me, [had built, became dilapidated and] at [...] ... Using the cra[ft of the incantation-priest, ...] through [... I] (re)laid its foundation(s) and the temple ... [...] I built (and) [completed] that temple [...] Its grand designs [...] ... [...] the god Nabû and the goddess Tašmētu [...] seat(s).

3131

É [dx x] šá mdIŠKUR-ERIM.⸢TÁḪ [x] x LUGAL pa-⸢a⸣-<ni> maḫ-ri-ia [e-pu-šú e-na-aḫ-ma]

3232

i-na [...] x KI i-na ši-⸢pir [ka--gal-lu-ti ...]

3333

i-na x [...]

3434

te-me-en-⸢šú ad⸣-di-⸢ma É x x x [...]

3535

É šu-a-⸢ [...] ar-ṣip [ú-šak-lil ...]

3636

GIŠ.ḪUR.MEŠ-šú GAL.⸢MEŠ [...] x x [...]

3737

dAG u dtaš-me-⸢tum [...] šub-tu [...]

3838

dAG IBILA gaš-[ru ...] ḫa⸣-diš IGI?⸣.[BAR?]-⸢ma lim-ma-ḫir pa-[nu-uk-ka? ...]

(38) O Nabû, powe[rful] heir, ma[y you look wi]th pleasure [upon ... a]nd may it be acceptable to y[ou ...]. Prolong m[y] days (and) in[creas]e my [year]s; make my seed (and) f[amily extensive]; bless [my] kingship; for eternity, make fi[rm for me happiness, good health], (and) bright mood for eternity; [kill] my enemies; (and) [conquer those who had not bowed] down to me (and) make (them) bow down at my feet.

3939

ur-rik u₄-me-⸢ia [MU.AN.NA].⸢MEŠ⸣-ia šu⸣-[um]-⸢dil na-an-na-bi ki⸣-[im-ti? ru-up-piš]

4040

kur-bu LUGAL-u-⸢ti [ḫu-ud lìb-bi ṭu-ub UZU].⸢MEŠ na-mar ka-bat-ti a-na da-riš ki-i-[na]

4141

.KÚR.MEŠ-⸢ia [-er ki-šad la ma]-⸢gi⸣-re-ia šuk-niš še-pu-ú-a

4242

NUN EGIR-⸢ú [ina LUGAL.MEŠ DUMU.MEŠ-ia] e-nu-ma É šu-a- in-na-ḫu-ma il-la-ku la⸣-ba-riš

(42) [May] a future ruler, [one of the kings, my descendants, renovate its] dilapidated part(s) when that temple becomes dilapidated and old. May he find [an inscribed object beari]ng my name, and (then) anoint (it) with oil, make an offering, (and) [pla]ce (it) with an inscr[ibed object bearing his name]. The god Nabû and the goddess Tašmētu will (then) hear his pra[ye]rs.

4343

an-ḫu-us-[su lu-ud-diš MU.SAR-u ši]-⸢ṭir MU-ia li-mur-ma Ì.GIŠ lip-šu-⸢ UDU.SISKUR BAL-

4444

it⸣-ti MU.[SAR-e ši-ṭir MU-šú liš]-⸢kun dAG u dtaš-me-tum ik-ri-⸢bi⸣-šú i-šem-mu-ú

4545

šá MU⸣.SAR-⸢ú? [ši-ṭir MU-ia ú-nak-ka-ru-ma it-ti MU.SAR]-⸢e ši-ṭir MU-šú la i-šak-ka-nu

(45) Whoever [alters] an inscribed object [bearing my name and] does not place (it) [with an inscribed obje]ct bearing his name, may the gods Aššur, Bēl (Marduk), (and) [Nabû] not be present [at his prayer(s)] and may they not hear his supplications. [May they overthrow] hi[s] kingship, curse him [an]grily, and make [his] na[me] (and) his se]ed disappear from the land.

4646

AN.ŠÁR dEN d⸣[AG a-na ni- ŠU.II-šú] a⸣-a iz-zi-zu-ma a-a -mu-u su-up-pe-e-šú

4747

LUGAL-us-⸢su [lis-ki-pu?] ag⸣-giš li-ru-ru-šú-ma MU⸣-[šú] NUMUN-šú ina KUR li-ḫal-liq-qu

4848

[ITI.x x (x)] UD.3.KAM lim-mu mda-ad-di-i .AGRIG

(48) [...], the third day, eponymy of Daddî, the treasurer (622*).


Created by Jamie Novotny and Joshua Jeffers, 2015-18. Lemmatized by Jamie Novotny, 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/rinap/Q003880/.