• SAA 10 219




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


LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 219. Rituals during the Reign of the Substitute King (CT 53 049) [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


o 33

[lu DI-mu a-na LUGAL EN-ia]

o 44

[dAG dAMAR.UTU a-na] LUGAL be-⸢⸣-[ia]

o 55

[lik-ru-bu DI-mu] a⸣-na pi-qit-te

(5) The charge [of the] re[ar palace is well].

o 66

[ša Éku-tal]-li

o 77

[ina UGU LUGAL]—⸢pu⸣-u-ḫi ša LUGAL

(7) [Concerning the s]ubstitute [king] about whom the king, [my lord, wrote] to me: "I was told [that he should sit (on the throne) until the] 8th of Elul (VI); is it ... that we shall perform (the ritual) Bīt salā' in the month Tishri (VII)?" when a substitute king was sitting in the month Marchesvan (VIII), in Sivan (III) [...]

o 88

[be- -pur]-⸢an⸣-ni ma-a iq-ṭi-bu-ni

o 99

[ma-a a-du UD] ⸢08?⸣-KÁM šá ITI.KIN

o 1010

[lu-šib] ma-a bi-is šá ITI.DU₆

o 1111

Ésa-lame-e -pa-šu-u-ni

o 1212

a-ki ina ITI.APIN LUGALpu-u-ḫi

o 1313

kam⸣-mu-su-u-ni ina ITI.SIG₄

about 6 lines broken away


rbeginning (about 7 lines) broken away

r 1'1'

x⸣+[x x x x x x x x]

r 2'2'

AN.⸢MI [dUTU ú]-⸢ma⸣-a

(r 2) We are [n]ow [waiting for] a [solar] eclipse; [if] it passes by, the king, my lord, should act in t[his way].

r 3'3'

ni-[da-gal šum-ma] us-se-ti-iq

r 4'4'

ki-i an⸣-[ni-ma] LUGAL be-

r 5'5'

le-pu-⸢ -⸢e⸣-mur

(r 5) We will see [...]

r 6'6'

[x x x]+⸢x⸣-qab-bi-u-ni

r 7'7'

[x x x x] šu-ú

r 8'8'

[x x x x x x]+⸢x

r 9'9'

[x x x x x x]+⸢x

rest broken away

(Remainder lost)

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