• SAA 10 202




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Written ca. Esarhaddon.000.00.00
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Scholarly Letter
  • from exorcists


SAA 10 202; LAS 147

SAA 10 202. Excuses for a Late Reply; Earthquake Ritual (ABL 0357) [from exorcists] [via SAAO/SAA10]

o 1o 1

a-na LUGAL be--ia

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Adad-šumu-uṣur. Good health to the king, my lord! May Nabû and Marduk bless the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD-ka mdIMMUú-ṣur

o 33

lu-u DI-mu a-na LUGAL be--ia

o 44

dPA dAMAR.UTU a-na LUGAL be--ia

o 55

lik-ru-bu ša LUGAL be-

(5) Concerning what the king, my lord, wrote to me: "Why have you not sent an answer to (my) letter?"

o 66

-pur-an-ni ma-a a-ta-a

o 77

GABA.RI e-gír-ti la taš-pur-ra

o 88

ina ŠÀ É.GAL a-na UDU*.NÍTA-MEŠ šú-nu

(8) I had to drive to the palace those rams which the chief cook had brought forth for me, and the writing-board was in my house. Now then, I can look at the board and extract the relevant interpretation.

o 99

ša .GALMU ú-še-ṣa-an-ni

o 1010

ú-se-li GIŠ.ZU ina É šú-u

o 1111

ú-ma-a an-nu-rig GIŠ.ZU

o 1212

a-mar pi*-šìr-šu a-na-sa-ḫa

o 1313

ina UGU dul-li ša ri-i-bi

(13) Concerning the ritual against the earthquake [...]

rest (about 5 lines) broken away


rbeginning broken away

r 1'1'

a-sa-si x [x x x x x]

(r 1) I will read [...].

r 2'2'

KÉŠ-MEŠ a-na d*[É.A]

(r 2) [To ...] the ritual installations for [Ea] and Asalluhi, [t]hi[s] is the appropriate way.

r 3'3'

u dASAR*.*.ḪI* ki-i [an]-ni-[i]

(r 3) They did not tell me about the charge of the house of Urad-Daguna, when I was there; now, however, I have entered (the house) and examined (his) flesh. Is there a child who does not behave in this way (sometimes)?

r 4'4'

ta-ri-iṣ ina UGU pi-qit-

r 5'5'

ša É mARADdda-gu-na

r 6'6'

la-a iq-bu-u-ni

r 7'7'

ki-i ina ŠÀ-bi a-na-ku-u-ni

r 8'8'

a-kan-ni e-ta-rab UZU*

r 9'9'

a-ta-mar-ma i-ba-áš-ši-i

r 10'10'

.TUR šá ki-i ḫa-an-ni-i

r 11'11'

la in--pa-áš-u-ni

r 12'12'

ú-ma-a šum-ma ina IGI LUGAL

(r 12) Now, if it pleases the king, my lord, I will go and see him (again) tomorrow; I would return for the ritual.

r 13'13'

be--ía ma-ḫir ina še-a-ri

r 14'14'

la-al-lik la-a-mur

r 15'15'

a-du dul-li la-ás-ḫu-ra

Adapted from Simo Parpola, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (State Archives of Assyria, 10), 1993. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2016, as part of the research programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair in the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich (Karen Radner, Humboldt Professorship 2015). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as