• SAA 10 257




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


LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 257. Discussing a Ritual (ABL 0017) [from exorcists] [via SAAO/SAA10]

o 1o 1

[a-na] LUGAL be--ia

(1) [To the ki]ng, my lord: [your servant] Marduk-šakin-šumi. Good health to the king, my lord! May Nabû and Marduk bless the king, my lord!

o 22


o 33

lu-u DI-mu a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 44

dPA u dAMAR.UTU a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 55

lik-ru-bu ina UGU ša LUGAL be-

(5) Concerning what the king, my lord, wrote to me, I am heeding it and am currently making the preparations.

o 66

-pur-an-ni as-sa-nam-me

o 77

an-nu-ri ú-šá-aṣ-bat

o 88

ket-tu kaq-qu-ru a-na sa-⸢da-ri

(8) As a matter of fact, there is little room for manoeuvering. If it is acceptable to the king, my lord, those others should perform (their rite only) after these have done with their performance. Or [should we choose anot]her place?

o 99

e-ṣe šum-mu ina IGI LUGAL EN-ía

o 1010

ma-ḫir ki-ma an-nu-ti [o]

o 1111

e-tap-šú e-ta-at-⸢qu

o 1212

am-mu-ti le-⸢pu⸣-[šú]

o 1313

ú-la-a kaq-⸢qu⸣-[ru o]

o 1414


b.e.b.e. broken away


r 1r 1

[x x x x x x x]

r 22


(r 2) [Nabû-g]a[mil has come] to Nineveh [and said that] Remutu, the [exorcist] who is in the service of the crown prince, is ill. Nabû-tartiba-uṣur, Šumaya son of Nabû-zeru-[lešir], Urad-Gula, Nabû-le'uti, [Be]l-naṣir: anyone of [the]se bearded courtiers [whom] the king, my lord, might choose can (fill his post and) serve the crown prince.

r 33

ina NINA.KI [it-tal-ka ma-a?]

r 44

mre-mu- *⸣.[MAŠ.MAŠ]

r 55

ša ina IGI DUMUMAN ma-⸢ri⸣-[iṣ]

r 66


r 77

mšu-ma-a DUMU mdPANUMUN*—[GIŠ]

r 88


r 99


r 1010


r 1111

[o* ina] IGI DUMUMAN

r 1212

[TAv ŠÀ] *⸣.ziq-na-nu

r 1313

[o* an]-⸢nu*⸣-ti man-nu

r 1414

[ša] LUGAL be-

r 1515


r 1616


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