• SAA 10 118




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Scholarly Letter
  • from astrologers


LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 118. Appointment in Borsippa (CT 54 441) [from astrologers] [via SAAO/SAA10]

obeginning broken away

(Beginning destroyed)

o 1'1'

[x x x x x x x x] x x x x [x x x]

o 2'2'

[x x x x x x x]+⸢x i-ba-áš-ši a-na UGU-ḫi-šú-⸢nu

(2) [......] there is concerning them

o 3'3'

[x x x x x x x] pu-lu-uḫ-ti i-ra-áš-šu-ú

(3) [......] they are getting scared

o 4'4'

[x x x x x x x] gab-bi li-ṣi-me-du šá ḫi-ṭu-šú

(4) [......] Let all the [...] be put in confinement; [let] those who [are] guilty [be punished], but let the lord of kings par[don] those whose guilt is ...; and [let ......], whoever they are.

o 5'5'

[x x x x x x x] ù šá ḫi-ṭu-šú pa-a-ḫi EN LUGAL-ME

o 6'6'

[x x x x x x x x] liš-kun-šú ù ma-la šá-a-šú-nu

o 7'7'

[x x x x x x x x] .ŠÀ.TAM šá pa-ni-šú maḫ-ru

(7) [......] a prelate who is acceptable to him

o 8'8'

[x x x x x x x x]-ME lu-ú šak-nu-ú

(8) [......] should be placed

o 9'9'

[x x x x x x x x x x x]+⸢x⸣.KI lil-lik-ú

(9) [......] should go

o 10'10'

[x x x x x x x x x x]-am?-mu-ú u LUGAL lik-ru-bu

(10) [......] let them ... and bless the king.

o 11'11'

[x x x x x x x x x x]-ú u LUGAL ḫi-ṭu-šú

(11) [......] the king [...] his guilt

b.e. 12'b.e. 12'

[x x x x x x x x x x x] x x [x x x x]

(b.e. 12') (Break)

b.e. 13'13'

[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

b.e. 14'14'

[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

b.e. 15'15'

[x x x x x x x] x-ú .MAŠ.MAŠ DUMU [mx x x]

(15) [.....] the exorcist [NN], son of [NN]

r 1r 1

[x x x mdx]—⸢kit⸣-tilud-din ul -ši ina mi-⸢tu-tu

(r 1) [...] did not [summ]on [... ...-ki]tti-luddin, [and he is ...] dying.

r 22

[x x x x x x] en-na mdENŠEŠ-MEŠeri-ba DUMU-šú AMA-šú

(r 2) Now his son Bel-ahhe-riba his mother is Borsippan but his grandmother Assyrian, he himself is [a Borsi]ppan is in a leading position among the Borsippans and the nobility of [Borsi]ppa, and he is devoted to Assyria, [having sai]d: "May (the rule of) the king, my lord, last over me unto the end of days, [and] may I pull the yoke of Assyria."

r 33

[BÁR.SIPA.KI]-i-ti ù AMAAD-šú -šur.KI-a.a-i-ti u šu-ú

r 44

[DUMU BÁR].⸢SIPA⸣.KI ina pa-an .BÁR.SIPA.KI-MEŠ DUMUba-ni-i

r 55

[šá BÁR].⸢SIPA*⸣.KI šu-ú ù ŠÀ-ba-šú a-na KUR-šur.KI gu-um-mur

r 66

[iq-ta]-⸢bi um-ma a-⸢di UD-me ṣa-a-ti LUGAL be--a UGU-ḫi-ia lu-ú da-a-ri

r 77

[ù?] a-na-ku GIŠ.ni-i-ru šá KUR-šur.KI lu--du-du ina ŠÀ-bi MU šá KUR-šur.KI

(r 7) Through the name of Assyria and [with] his help the Borsippans will be subdued, and he [will keep] the watch of the king, [my lord].

r 88

[o? ina] UGU⸣-ḫi-šú .BÁR.⸢SIPA⸣.[KI]-⸢MEŠ ik-kab-ba-su-ú ù šu-ú EN.NUN šá LUGAL

r 99

[be--ia i-nam-ṣar ul-tu LUGAL be--a ina] GIŠ⸣.GU.ZA ú-ši-bu mdENŠEŠ-MESU

(r 9) [After the king, my lord], ascended the throne, Bel-ahhe-riba came [......]. Ever since he came [......]

r 1010

[x x x x x x x x x x x] it⸣-tal-ka ul-tu UD-mu šá il-li-ku

r 1111

[x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x] x x x x x x x

rest broken away

(Rest destroyed)

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