• SAA 21 005




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Administrative Letter

SAA 21 005. I'll Break This No-Brother of Mine [via SAAO/SAA21]

rbeginning broken away

Beginning destroyed

r 1'1'

[x x x x] x ú* x x [x x x x x x]

r 2'2'

[x x x x la]ŠEŠ-ú-a šu-u da-[x x x x]

(r 2') [......] this no-brother of mine has done [......] to me, and I [...].

r 3'3'

[x x x x x] i-pu-šá-an-ni u ana-ku x [x x]

r 4'4'

[ina ŠÀ AN.ŠÁR d]AMAR.UTU DINGIR-MEŠ-ía at-te-me [ki-i]

(r 4') I swear [by Aššur and M]arduk, my gods, [that]
[...] ... Šamaš ... [will...] his leadership b[efore (and) deliver him
into my hands, [a]t night [before day ...]
has lighted up on him.

r 5'5'

[x x x x x] qaq-qad-us-su dUTU ana IGI* [x x x]

r 6'6'

[x x x a?]-na mu-še a-na ŠU.2-ia [x x x x]

r 7'7'

[x x x x ina] UGU-ḫi-šú it-tap-ḫa u ki-[i x x]

(r 7') And if [he should escape], [...] in the place where he goes [...](and) I shall brea[k] his ...[...]

r 8'8'

[x x x x x] ina áš-ri il-la-ku [x x x x]

r 9'9'

[x x x x]-ku?-ti--šú a-ḫe-ep-[pi en-na a-du-ú]

(r 9') [[Now then I have written to y]ou. [Let me] quickly [see] an answer to [my] l[etter! Your] fr[eedom] is [in] m[y hands].

r 10'10'

[al-tap-rak-ku]-nu-šú ḫa-an-ṭiš gab-ri ši-[pir-ti-ia]

r 11'11'

[lu-mur ina ŠU.2?]-ia ib-ba-ši za-[ku-ut-ku-nu?]

rest uninscribed

(rest uninscribed)

Adapted from Simo Parpola, The Correspondence of Ashurbanipal, Part I: Letters from Assyria, Babylonia, and Vassal States (State Archives of Assyria, 21), 2018. Adapted by Jamie Novotny and lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2018, 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