Names

  • SAA 04 280

Numbers

View

Details

  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Extispicy Report
  • military and political

Bibliography

PRT 105; SAA 04, 280; cf. Dietrich, Aramäer, 1970, 119-120, 150-151 (rev. 1-4), 206-207 (rev. 1-20); SAA 04, 280

SAA 04 280. Will Nabu-bel-šumate Join the War? (PRT 105) [military and political] [via SAAO/SAA04]

Obverse
o 1o 1

BE NA GAR GÍR 02-ma GÍR 150 UGU GÍR 15 GAR

(1) The 'station' is present. If the 'paths' are two, (and) the left 'path' is located on the right 'path': the enemy's weapons will prevail over the prince's weapons.

o 22

  KÚR GIŠ.TUKUL-MEŠ-šú UGU GIŠ.TUKUL-MEŠ NUN ŠEŠ-MEŠ

o 33

BE KALAG NU GAR ni-ip-ḫu

(3) If the 'strength' is absent: strife.

o 44

BE ina 15 NA BÙR ŠUB-di ŠUB-ti ERIM-ni

(4) If there is a hole in the right side of the 'station': downfall of the army. Secondly, 'station' (in the protasis) refers to shrine and dais.

o 55

  šá-niš NA suk-ku u BARAG

o 66

BE 150 ṣa-mid GÌR-ka sad KÚR

(6) If the left of the gall bladder is attached: your expeditionary force will slay the enemy.

o 77

BE ŠU.SI u MÁŠ šal-mu

(7) The 'finger' and 'increment' are normal.

o 88

BE ku-tal MUR 15 SÌG-iṣ SÌG-iṣ SAG.DU

(8) If the back of the lung is smashed: defeat; changed disposition of my army.

o 99

  MÌN-e ṭè-e-mu šá ERIM-MU

o 1010

BE AN.TA-ti DU-ik

(10) The upper part is elevated.

o 1111

BE SA-ti UGU U.SAG U₅ UMUR MURUB₄ SUḪUŠ-* BAR

(11) The 'outside' rides upon the 'cap.' The base of the middle 'finger' of the lung is 'loose.'

o 1212

BE GAG.ZAG.GA KUG ŠÀ.NIGIN 14*

(12) The breast-bone is thick. The coils of the colon are 14 in number.

o 1313

  ŠÀ UDU.NÍTA šá-lim

(13) The heart of the ram is normal.



o 1414

BE GÍR 02-ma GÍR 150 UGU GÍR GAR

(14) The 'paths' are two, the left 'path' is located on the right 'path.'

o 1515

BE KALAG NU GAR ina 15 NA BÙR ŠUB-di

(15) The 'strength' is absent. There is a hole in the right of the 'station.'

o 1616

BE ku-tal MUR 15 SÌG-iṣ

(16) The back of the lung is smashed.

o 1717

BE SA-ti UGU U.SAG U₅

(17) The 'outside' rides upon the 'cap.'

o 1818

  05 TAG-MEŠ ina ŠÀ-bi

(18) There are 5 unfavorable omens in the extispicy.

o 1919

  SIG₅-MEŠ-šú ia-a-nu

(19) There are no favorable omens.

o 2020

(blank) TAG-at

(20) (The extispicy is) unfavorable.

Reverse
r 1r 1

mdPAENNAM-MEŠ KURtam-tim-a.a

(r 1) Nabû-bel-šimate, the Sealander, who did not keep the favor of Assurbanipal, king of Assyria, your creature, his lord, who invoked your great name lightly, and disregarded it haughtily

r 22

la PAB-ir MUN mAN.ŠÁRA MAN KUR-šur

r 33

-ut ŠU.2-ka EN-šú šá ni- MU-ka GAL-a

r 44

qa-liš iz-kur-ú-ma i-me-šú šal-ṭiš

r 55

i-nin-na mAN.ŠÁRDUMU. MAN KUR-šur

(r 5) now Assurbanipal, king of Assyria, your worshipper, has heard: "He has mustered archers in Elam and is coming"

r 66

pa-lìḫ-ka -mu-ú-ma

r 77

um-ma GIŠ.BAN ina KUR.NIM.MA.KI

r 88

up-taḫ-ḫir DU-kám-a

r 99

KI ERIM-MEŠ Á.KAL šá mAN.ŠÁRA

(r 9) will he fight to do battle with the men and army of Assurbanipal, king of Assyria, or with the Assyrians, or the Akkadians, or the Chaldeans, or the Arameans, who have grasped the feet of Assurbanipal, your creature?

r 1010

MAN KUR-šur lu-ú KUR.AN.ŠÁR.KI-a.a

r 1111

lu-ú URI.KI lu-ú .kal-da-a.a

r 1212

lu-ú .aḫ-lam-i šá GÌR.2 mA

r 1313

-ut ŠU.2-ka ṣab-tu ana - GIŠ.TUKUL MURUB₄

r 1414

u KI-šú-nu im-maḫ-ḫa-a-ṣa

r 1515

(blank) ul DÙG.GA

(r 15) Unfavorable.

r 1616

e-zib šá DU-ma lu-ú ina -ṣir šá KUR.NIM.MA

(r 16) Disregard that he is marching but stops either on the border of Elam, or on the border of his (own) country, whether to cause fear or to acquire help, and does not cross the frontiers (of Assyria).

r 1717

lu-ú ina -ṣir šá KUR-šú GUB-zu-ma

r 1818

lu-ú a-na pul-luḫ lu-ú a-na ṣa-bat ŠU.2

r 1919

u -ṣir la ib-bal-ak-ki-ta

r 2020

  ITI.BARAG UD 04-KÁM lim-mu msa-gab

(r 20) Month Nisan (I), 4th day, eponym year of Sagab (651).

r 2121

  mAN.ŠÁRKALAG-inMAN mdan-a.a ENUMUŠ

(r 21) Aššur-da''in-šarru, Dannaya, reporters.

r 2222

  ÉN ŠÀ É.GAL GIBIL e-tap-šú

(r 22) Performed in the New Palace.


Adapted from Ivan Starr, Queries to the Sungod: Divination and Politics in Sargonid Assyria (State Archives of Assyria, 4), 1990. 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 http://oracc.org/saao/P237793/.