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LAS 334; SAA 10, 381

SAA 10 381. Rituals, Prayers, and Laments Because of Mars (CT 53 008) [miscellaneous] [via SAAO/SAA10]

Obverse
11

NAM.BÚR.BI ḪUL .A.BI .ENGAR le-pu-

(1) The 'farmer' should perform the apotropaic ritual against evil of any kind; the 'farmer' should (also) perform the penitential psalms for Nergal and the 'hand-lifting' prayer for Nergal. Let them write in the apotropaic ritual and the prayer as follows:

22

ÉR.ŠÀ.ḪUN.-MEŠ šá dU.GUR ù šu-íl-la-ka-nu

33

šá dU.GUR .ENGAR le-pu- ina ŠÀ NAM.BÚR.BI

44

u šu-íl-la-ka-nu liš-šá-⸢ṭir

55

um-ma ina ḪUL MUL.ṣal-bat-a-⸢nu

(5) "In the evil of the planet Mars which exceeded its term and ap[peared] in the constellation Aries: may its evil not [approach], not come near, not press up[on (me)], not affect me, my country, the people of [my pal]ace and my army!"

66

ša a-dan-šú ú-še-ti-[qu-u-ni]

77

ù ina ŠÀ MUL..ḪUN. in⸣-[na-mir-u-ni]

Reverse
r 1r 1

ḪUL-⸢šu ia-a-ši KUR-ia UN⸣-MEŠ É.[GAL-ia]

r 22

ù e-mu--ia la [i-ṭe-eḫ-ḫa-a]

r 33

NU i-qar-ri-ba la i-sa-an-[ni-qa]

r 44

la i-kaš-šá-dan-⸢ni

r 55

ki-i an-ni-i ina NAM.BÚR.BI

(r 5) Let them write like this in the apotropaic ritual and the 'hand-lifting' prayer.

r 66

ù šu-íl-la-ka-nu liš-šá-ṭir


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 http://oracc.org/saao/P313423/.